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2001        Apr 1, The Pritzker Prize for Architecture was awarded to Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Mueron of Basel, Switzerland.
    (SFC, 4/2/01, p.D1)
2001        Apr 1, Notre Dame won its first national championship in women's basketball, defeating Purdue, 66-64.
    (AP, 4/1/02)
2001        Apr 1, A US Navy EP-3 surveillance plane with 24 aboard collided with a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea and was forced to land on China's Hainan island. The fighter jet crashed. Chinese pilot Wang Wei parachuted out of his F-8 jet but had not been found. Zhao Yu, a 2nd pilot, later blamed the US plane banked and hit Wei’s plane. None of the 24 crew members was hurt, but they were held prisoner by the Chinese for a tense 11 days.
    (SFC, 4/2/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/2/01, p.A1)(SFC, 4/4/01, p.A13)(SFC, 4/7/01, p.A13)(AP, 4/1/02)
2001        Apr 1, In Columbia weekend fighting between leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitary groups left at least 35 people dead.
    (WSJ, 4/3/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 1, In Kenya a bus rammed a vehicle on a bridge and both plunged into the Sabaki River. At least 35 people were killed.
    (SFC, 4/14/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 1, In Serbia Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic was arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour armed standoff with the police at his Belgrade villa.
    (SSFC, 4/1/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/1/02)
2001        cApr 1, In Sri Lanka bombings at a concert set off a stampede that left 11 dead and 150 injured at Kurunegala.
    (WSJ, 4/2/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr 2, Duke won its third national men's basketball championship (NCAA) with an 82-to-72 victory over Arizona for the.
    (WSJ, 4/4/01, p.A18)(AP, 4/2/02)
2001        Apr 2, Pres. Bush demanded that the Chinese release the US Navy crew and spy plane that had made an emergency landing on China’s Hainan Island after colliding with a Chinese fighter.
    (SFC, 4/3/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/3/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/2/02)
2001        Apr 2, Pres. Bush met with Egypt’s Pres. Mubarak and both pledged to continue searching for an end to Middle East violence.
    (WSJ, 4/3/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 2, Vincent Cianci Jr. (59), mayor of Providence, RI, was indicted by a federal grand jury on racketeering charges. Cianci was convicted on a single count of racketeering conspiracy in Jun, 2002, and sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in jail on Sep 6. In 2003 Mike Stanton authored "The Prince of Providence," a biography of Cianci.
    (SFC, 4/3/01, p.A2)(SFC, 6/25/02, p.A4)(SFC, 9/7/02, p.A3)(WSJ, 8/5/03, p.D5)
2001        Apr 2, The town of Edgar Springs, Mo., was named the population center of the US. It marked the point where the US would balance if its 281 million population were equally distributed. The actual center was 3 miles east of town.
    (SFC, 4/3/01, p.A2)
2001        Apr 2, Scientists reported new evidence for "dark energy" and believed that it was causing the universe to expand faster with time.
    (SFC, 4/3/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 2, An Israeli helicopter rocketed a truck and killed an Islamic Jihad militant. In Bethlehem a sniper killed an Israeli soldier.
    (WSJ, 4/3/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 2, In Japan the new freedom of information law went into effect 2 years after it was approved by Parliament.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, p.D4)
2001        Apr 2, In Nepal a Maoist insurgency killed at least 38 people.
    (SFC, 4/3/01, p.A9)

2001        Apr 3, President Bush warned China it risked damaging relations with the United States unless it quickly released the American crew of a damaged Navy spy plane. The plane had made an emergency landing in China after colliding with a Chinese fighter.
    (AP, 4/3/02)
2001        Apr 3, The DJIA fell 292 to 9,485. The Nasdaq fell almost 110 to 1,673.
    (SFC, 4/4/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 3, US agents seized over 7 tons of marijuana from a tractor-trailer at the Tijuana border. It was believed to be the largest seizure along the US-Mexican border and was valued at $12.1 million.
    (SFC, 4/5/01, p.A4)
2001        Apr 3, A US fishing boat, the Arctic Rose out of Seattle, sank in the Bering Sea and all 15 aboard were feared dead.
    (WSJ, 4/4/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 3, Israel fired rockets at 4 Gaza Strip targets after a 10-year-old boy was injured in a mortar assault on a Jewish settlement.
    (SFC, 4/4/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 3, In Russia Pres. Putin in his state-of-the-nation address promised a government-wide shakeup to reverse capital flight and sustain new economic growth.
    (SFC, 4/4/01, p.A11)(WSJ, 4/4/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 3, In Russia the NTV leadership was ousted by Gazprom, a large stake holder. Protesting journalists barred access to the Ostankino studios.
    (WSJ, 4/4/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 3, Sri Lanka agreed to open peace talks with Tamil rebels following diplomatic initiative by Norway.
    (WSJ, 4/4/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr 4, Hideo Nomo became the fourth pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter in both leagues with Boston's 3-to-0 victory over Baltimore. Nomo, who threw a no-hitter for Los Angeles in 1996, joined Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers with no-hitters in both leagues.
    (AP, 4/4/02)
2001        Apr 4, US diplomats met with 24 US crew members held by the Chinese military on Hainan island. Colin Powell issued a statement of regret over the loss of the Chinese pilot involved in the incident. Powell also sent a letter to China’s chief foreign policy official outlining ways of settlement.
    (SFC, 4/4/01, p.A1)(SFC, 4/5/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 4, The US Pentagon reportedly destroyed its last canister of napalm, a jellied gasoline used extensively during the Vietnam war. It was developed in 1942 by Harvard and Army chemists who combined naphthene and palmitate. It was made by Dow Chemical from 1965-1969.
    (SFC, 4/4/01, p.A3)
2001        Apr 4, Myriad Genetics announced a plan, with partners Oracle and Hitachi, to map out how human proteins interact.
    (WSJ, 4/5/01, p.B1)
2001        Apr 4, Chinese President Jiang Zemin demanded the United States apologize for the collision between a U.S. Navy spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet; the Bush administration offered a chorus of regrets, but no apology.
    (AP, 4/4/02)
2001        Apr 4, In Israel an armored personnel carrier accidentally overturned in the West Bank and 5 soldiers were killed.
    (SFC, 4/5/01, p.A11)
2001        Apr 4, In Sudan Col. Ibrahim Shamsul-Din, deputy defense minister, and 13 other high ranking military officers were killed as their Antonov plane crashed on takeoff in Adaril.
    (SFC, 4/5/01, p.A11)

2001        Apr 5, Wang Zhizhi of China, 7 feet and 1 inch tall, made his NBA debut for the Dallas Mavericks. Wang Zhizhi became the first Chinese player to play in the NBA when he took the court for Dallas against Atlanta. He scored six points and grabbed three rebounds as the Mavericks beat the Hawks 108-to-94.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, p.A17)(AP, 4/5/02)
2001        Apr 5, The United States and China intensified negotiations for the release of an American spy plane's crew; President Bush, in a conciliatory gesture, expressed regret over the plane's Apr 1 in-flight collision with a Chinese fighter that triggered the tense standoff.
    (SFC, 4/6/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/5/02)
2001        Apr 5, The DJIA rose 402 to 9,918, its 2nd largest point gain ever. The Nasdaq rose 146 to 1,785, its 3rd biggest % increase.
    (SFC, 4/6/01, p.A1)
2001        April 5, Michelle Curran (16) was reported missing in Las Vegas. She was kidnapped as she hitchhiked, sexually abused for three weeks, and then shot in the head. In 2006 Michael Thorton (50) and Janeen Snyder (26) were both found guilty of murder, rape with a foreign object, and burglary. The pair were sentenced to death.
    (http://tinyurl.com/fww93)(SFC, 9/9/06, p.B2)
2001        cApr 5, Presidents Robert Kocharian of Armenia and Heydar Aliyev of Azerbaijan met in Key West, Fla., for negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh. A new $2.7 billion oil pipeline from Baku to Ceyhan, Turkey, was expected to pass just north of the area. Halliburton Co., was a finalist in engineering bids for the line and Vice President Chaney was the former chief executive of Halliburton. National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice formerly served on the Board of Directors for Chevron, a player in the pipeline bid.
    (SFC, 4/4/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 5, Dutch driver Perry Wacker was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 14 years in prison in the deaths of 58 Chinese immigrants who suffocated in his truck in Dover, England.
    (AP, 4/5/02)
2001        Apr 5, Iyad Hardan, head of Sarai al-Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, was killed in the explosion of a booby trapped pay phone in the West Bank.
    (SFC, 4/6/01, p.A16)
2001        Apr 5, In Mexico Brig. Gen. Ricardo Martinez was arrested with aides Capt. Pedro Maya and Lt. Javier Quevedo on drug trafficking charges.
    (SFC, 4/7/01, p.A14)
2001        Apr 5, In the Philippines former Pres. Estrada was indicted for allegedly pocketing $82 million in kickbacks and payoffs over his 2 ½ years in office.
    (SFC, 4/6/01, p.D6)

2001        Apr 6, US officials announced some progress toward the release of 24 military personnel in China and hoped to establish a joint US-China commission to examine the April 1 collision of a US spy plane and Chinese jet.
    (SFC, 4/7/01, p.1)
2001        Apr 6, Algerian national Ahmed Ressam, accused of bringing explosives into the United States just days before the millennium celebrations, was convicted twice in the same day — first in France for belonging to a group supporting Islamic militants, then in Los Angeles on terror charges.
    (AP, 4/6/02)
2001        Apr 6, US unemployment was reported to be 4.3%, the highest since July, 1999.
    (SFC, 4/7/01, p.D1)
2001        Apr 6, In California PG&E filed for bankruptcy with $9 billion in debt in an offshoot of the California energy crisis. Just before filing the utility awarded bonuses and raises to 6,000 senior managers and other employees. SF Judge Dennis Montali was assigned the case.
    (SFC, 4/7/01, p.A1,3)(AP, 4/6/02)
2001        Apr 6, Bosnian Croats stoned NATO peacekeepers after police and troops seized the Hercegovacka Banka and its 10 branches. The bank was believed to be used by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) to promote a separate Croatian ministate.
    (SFC, 4/7/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 6, In Japan Parliament approved its 1st law to protect victims of domestic violence.
    (SFC, 4/7/01, p.A11)
2001        Apr 6, In Pakistan the Supreme Court set aside the conviction of Benazir Bhutto and her imprisoned husband Asif Ali Zardari and ordered a retrial.
    (SFC, 4/7/01, p.A10)

2001        Apr 7, In Cincinnati Timothy Thomas (19), an unarmed black man wanted on 14 misdemeanor warrants, was fatally shot by a white police officer. The shooting led to city-wide riots. Officer Stephen Roach was later charged with negligent homicide and obstructing official business.
    (SFC, 4/11/01, p.A10)(SFC, 5/8/01, p.A3)(AP, 4/7/02)
2001        Apr 7, The $297 million Mars Odyssey was launched on a six-month, 286-million-mile journey to the Red Planet and was expected to arrive near Mars Oct 24. A 2-year orbit to map the planet’s chemistry and minerals was planned.
    (SFC, 4/7/01, p.A2)(SSFC, 4/8/01, p.A13)(AP, 4/7/02)   
2001        Apr 7, Actress Beatrice Straight died in Los Angeles at age 86.
    (AP, 4/7/02)
2001        Apr 7, China rejected US statements of regret and continued to demand an apology for the April 1 collision between a US spy plane and Chinese jet.
    (SSFC, 4/8/01, p.C1)
2001        Apr 7, In Iran 40-42 people were arrested including members of the opposition Freedom Movement. The Revolutionary Court said some were linked to the Iraq-based Mujahedeen Khalq.
    (SFC, 4/9/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 7, The weeklong Jewish Passover began at sundown.
    (SSFC, 4/8/01, p.C3)
2001        Apr 7, In the Philippines Manila went dark for 14 hours when a transmission line overloaded and cut power to 35 million people.
    (WSJ, 4/9/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 7, In Vietnam a Russian-made M-17 helicopter carrying a team searching for American MIAs crashed and all aboard were reported killed. Rescuers recovered the bodies of 9 Vietnamese and 7 Americans the next day.
    (SSFC, 4/8/01, p.C2)(SFC, 4/9/01, p.A7)

2001        Apr 8, Eldrick Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament, his 4th straight major championship in a span of 294 days.
    (SFC, 4/9/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/8/02)
2001        Apr 8, Sec. of State Colin Powell expressed sorrow for the Chinese pilot lost on Apr 1, but the Chinese continued to demand that the US apologize reiterated a demand that the US stop all military surveillance off the Chinese coast. US officials said Pres. Bush was sending a letter to the wife of a missing Chinese fighter pilot as a humanitarian gesture. The pilot's plane had collided with a US spy plane, forcing the spy plane to make an emergency landing in China.
    (SFC, 4/9/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/8/02)
2001        Apr 8, It was reported that foot-and-mouth disease was endemic in Asia and that 3,282 cases were confirmed in Hong Kong over the past year.
    (SSFC, 4/7/01, p.C3)
2001        Apr 8, In Nepal Maoist rebels killed 28 policemen over the weekend. The government said it was ready to begin talks, but the top opposition party wanted the premier to quit.
    (WSJ, 4/9/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 8, In Peru Alejandro Toledo (55) led the presidential elections with 36% of the vote. A runoff was planned with Alan Garcia who received 25.7%.
    (SFC, 4/9/01, p.A7)

2001        Apr 9, President George W. Bush sent Congress details of his $1.96 trillion budget for fiscal 2002, in which he targeted scores of federal programs to make room for his 10-year, $1.6 trillion tax cut.
    (AP, 4/9/02)
2001        Apr 9, The WSJ noted that his was the 10th time since WW II that the S&P 500 dropped by 20% or more. 9 of the previous occasions showed an average gain of 18% a year later. In 1973, however, stocks fell an additional 35%.
    (WSJ, 4/9/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 9, The Nasdaq 4,880 stocks completed pricings to dollars and cents instead of fractions.
    (WSJ, 4/9/01, p.C9)
2001        Apr 9, American Airlines completed the acquisition of bankrupt Trans World Airlines (TWA) and became the world’s largest air carrier.
    (SFC, 4/10/01, p.C4)(AP, 4/9/02)
2001        Apr 9, Willie Stargell (b.1940), baseball Hall-of-Famer (1987) died in Wilmington, N.C., at age 61.
    (AP, 4/9/02)(NW, 12/31/01, p.108)
2001        Apr 9, In Burundi villagers were caught in crossfire fighting between the army and Hutu rebels. 11-30 people were killed and thousands were forced to flee their homes.
    (SFC, 4/12/01, p.C2)
2001        Apr 9, In Kosovo a British helicopter crashed near the Macedonia border and 2 people were killed with 5 injured.
    (SFC, 4/10/01, p.A11)
2001        Apr 9, In Pakistan hundreds of thousands of radical Muslims, followers of the Deoband Dar-ul-Uloom brand of Islam, gathered for a rally in Peshawar.
    (SFC, 4/10/01, p.A12)
2001        Apr 9, In Zimbabwe riot police clashed with university students and one was killed with 30 injured. The students protested "sugar daddies" who pursued impoverished female students.
    (WSJ, 4/10/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr 10, Pres. Bush met with Jordan’s King Abdullah and both agreed that ending violence in the Middle East was the main goal for the region.
    (WSJ, 4/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 10, Republican Jane Swift took office as the first female governor of Massachusetts, succeeding Paul Cellucci, who'd resigned to become U.S. ambassador to Canada.
    (AP, 4/10/02)
2001        Apr 10, Rap star Eminem was placed on two years' probation for carrying a concealed weapon outside a Michigan nightclub.
    (AP, 4/10/02)
2001        Apr 10, The DJIA went up 257 to 10,102. The Nasdaq increased 106 to 1,852.
    (SFC, 4/11/01, p.B1)
2001        Apr 10, Doctors in San Diego implanted genetically modified cells in to the brain of a 60-year-old woman with early Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to slow her mental decline.
    (SFC, 4/11/01, p.A3)
2001        Apr 10, In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a general strike for the resignation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina left 3 people dead after supporters and opponents clashed with guns and homemade bombs.
    (SFC, 4/11/01, p.C5)
2001        Apr 10, Germany’s PM Schroeder ended 2 days of talks with Pres. Putin of Russia, but no agreement was reached on Russian debt.
    (WSJ, 4/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 10, Israeli rockets were fired at a Palestinian police post next to the Khan Yunis refugee camp. At least 25 Palestinians were wounded.
    (SFC, 4/11/01, p.C2)
2001        Apr 10, Malaysia arrested at least 4 opposition leaders as the 2 year anniversary approached of jailed former Deputy Premier Anwar’s conviction.
    (WSJ, 4/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 10, In Netherlands the Senate legalized euthanasia gave doctors immunity from prosecution for assisting in the deaths of terminally ill patients.
    (SFC, 4/11/01, p.C2)(AP, 4/10/02)
2001        Apr 10, In Singapore doctors completed a 4-day operation to separate 11-month-old Siamese twins, Jamuna and Ganga Shrestha of Nepal. The girls had joined heads.
    (SFC, 4/11/01, p.C3)

2001        Apr 11, Ending a tense 11-day standoff, China released the 24 US spy plane crew members detained since April 1. US text was released with the words "sincerely regret" and translated to "chengzhi yihan." In China the text was translated to "shenbiao qianyi" meaning "deeply sorry." Beijing kept the spy plane pending an investigation and more talks.
    (SFC, 4/12/01, p.A1,14)(WSJ, 4/12/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/11/02)
2001        Apr 11, In northern India 8 Islamic separatists and 2 government soldiers were killed in gun battles in Jammu and Kashmir.
    (SFC, 4/12/01, p.C2)
2001        Apr 11, Israel sent tanks and bulldozers into the Khan Yunis refugee camp and demolished over 2 dozen homes. 2 Palestinians were killed and 25 injured in ground fighting.
    (SFC, 4/12/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 4/12/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 11, In South Africa 43 people were killed in a stampede at a soccer game in Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. Over 150 were injured.
    (SFC, 4/12/01, p.A12)
2001        Apr 11, In Turkey as many an 130,000 protesters in several cities fought with police and called for the resignation of PM Ecevit due to the economic crises.
    (SFC, 4/12/01, p.C2)

2001        Apr 12, The 24 crew members of a US spy plane arrived in Hawaii after being held for 11 days in China. Pres. Bush blamed the Chinese for the midair collision of the US spy plane and a Chinese jet and rebuffed demands to end reconnaissance flights off the coast of China. In 2006 it was revealed that Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi ambassador to the US, negotiated the release of the crew on behalf of Pres. Bush.
    (SFC, 4/13/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/12/06)(WSJ, 10/11/06, p.D10)
2001        Apr 12, Maryland banned farming of genetically modified fish in waters linked to other bodies.
    (WSJ, 4/13/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 12, In Cincinnati Mayor Charles Luken declared a state of emergency and imposed a citywide curfew and other measures to prevent a 4th night of riots following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police. This was the worst outbreak of racial violence in the city since the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.
    (SFC, 4/13/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/11/02)
2001        Apr 12, It was reported that anti-seizure drugs caused higher than normal birth defects among children born to epileptic mothers.
    (SFC, 4/12/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 12, Tornadoes killed at least 4 people in Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma.
    (WSJ, 4/13/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 12, Harvey Ball (b.1921), creator of the yellow “smiley face” (1963), died.
    (NW, 12/31/01, p.107)
2001        Apr 12, In Chad a trailer truck carrying some 100 passengers went off the Chagoua Bridge and plunged into the Chari River near the capital of N’Djamena. Most were missing and feared dead.
    (SFC, 4/14/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 12, In Indonesia Pres. Wahid abandoned attempts to negotiate with separatist rebels in Aceh and ordered his troops to resume fighting.
    (SFC, 4/13/01, p.A15)
2001        Apr 12, In the Philippines government troops raided the Abu Sayyaf rebel camp on Jolo Island and freed Jeffrey Schilling. Some of the rebels were killed and others wounded.
    (SFC, 4/13/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/11/02)

2001        Apr 13, With the crew of a U.S. spy plane safely back in the United States, American officials gave their detailed version of what happened when the plane collided with a Chinese fighter on April 1; the United States said its plane was struck by the jet. China maintained that the U.S. plane rammed the fighter.
    (AP, 4/13/02)
2001        Apr 13, It was reported that new evidence from ocean surveys supported the idea of global warming due to "greenhouse gases."
    (SFC, 4/13/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 13, In China a 5.9 earthquake hit Yunnan province and at least 7 people were killed. 42,000 homes were destroyed in the Shidian area.
    (SFC, 4/21/01, p.A24)
2001        Apr 13, In France up to 15,000 people were evacuated from the region of Vimy due to fears of explosions from a World War I bomb storage site.
    (SFC, 4/14/01, p.A8)

2001        Apr 14, The 21 men and 3 women crew of the US spy plane who were held in China for 11 days landed at their home base, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington, where they were greeted by thousands of friends, family members and other well-wishers.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/14/02)
2001        Apr 14, It was reported that 8 cases of childhood leukemia were recorded in 2000 in the area of Fallon, Nevada. 12 children were diagnosed with leukemia since 1997 and high levels of arsenic in the drinking water was suspected. Jet fuel at a nearby air base and a nuclear detonation in 1963, and pesticides were also cited as possible causes. In 2002 a 16th case was reported.
    (SFC, 4/14/01, p.A6)(SFC, 7/29/02, p.A4)
2001        Apr 14, In Bangladesh a bombing killed 10 people and injured dozens of others at a park in downtown Dhaka during the Bengali New Year celebration.
    (AP, 6/23/14)(http://tinyurl.com/kume6pt)
2001        Apr 14, As many as 250 suspected child slaves were returned to Benin after being stranded for weeks on a ship with limited supplies.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, p.D1)
2001        Apr 14, In Russia Gazprom security forces seized the NTV headquarters in Moscow. Scores of correspondents quit en masse.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, p.D1)

2001        Apr 15, Joey Ramone, punk rock icon, died of cancer in NYC at age 49. The Ramones punk rock group released their 1st album "Ramones" in 1976. Joey Ramone’s "Don’t Worry About Me" album was released in 2002. Ramone was born in 1951 as Jeffrey Hyman.
    (AP, 4/15/02)(SFC, 4/17/01, p.C2)(WSJ, 2/22/02, p.W7)(NW, 12/31/01, p.111)
2001        cApr 15, Australia indicated that it would not ratify the Kyoto treaty to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and said the treaty is probably defunct now that the US has repudiated it.
    (WSJ, 4/16/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 15, Benin authorities sought Staneslas Abatan and 2 collaborators believed to be responsible for the child slave ship off the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. It was reported that human cargo had been shipped from Benin to Gabon on the ship MV Etireno over the past 5 years. The Etireno was later reported to have been confused with another ship, which was missing. The slave ship was later held to be a false alarm. 30 of the children on the ferry remained unclaimed after 3 days at dock.
    (SFC, 4/16/01, p.A8)(SFC, 4/17/01, p.A10)(SFC, 4/18/01, p.A13)(SFC, 4/21/01, p.A16)
2001        Apr 15, In Brazil a prison takeover in Cuiaba ended when inmates killed 6 leaders of the rebellion after they took visitors hostage.
    (WSJ, 4/16/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 15, In China police opened fire on villagers who opposed high local taxes and fees in Yuntang. 2 were killed and at least 18 wounded.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, p.A16)
2001        cApr 15, In Colombia 32 peasant bodies were pulled from a fresh shallow grave and a right-wing death squad was accused of the killing.
    (WSJ, 4/16/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 15, Rebels in Congo backed by Rwanda blocked the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Goma and demanded that the UN first condemn atrocities by Congo.
    (WSJ, 4/16/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 15, U.N. investigators arrested Bosnian Serb army officer Dragan Obrenovic in connection with the Serbian Army's slaughter of as many as 7,000 Muslim men and boys. Obrenovic later pleaded guilty to five war crimes charges and testified against his one-time superior officers; he was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
    (AP, 4/15/06)

2001        Apr 16, The Oregonian of Portland won two Pulitzer Prizes, including public service for its examination of widespread abuses by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. In breaking news reporting, The Miami Herald won for its coverage of the pre-dawn raid by federal agents who took custody of Elian Gonzalez; the story also produced the breaking news photography award for Alan Diaz of The Associated Press. Michael Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"; David Auburn won for his play "Proof."
    (SFC, 4/17/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/17/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/16/02)
2001        Apr 16, Lee Bong-ju of South Korea won the 105th Boston Marathon in 2:09:43. Catherine Ndereba of Kenya won the women's race in 2:23:53 for the second consecutive year.
    (WSJ, 4/17/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/16/02)
2001        Apr 16, In Afghanistan Mullah Mohammed Rabbani, the 2nd most powerful man of the Taliban militia, died of cancer.
    (SFC, 4/17/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 16, In Colombia a leftist rebel group seized some 100 contract employees of a US oil firm. All the workers were later released.
    (SFC, 4/18/01, p.A13)(WSJ, 4/20/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 16, Iran and Saudi Arabia signed a pact to fight terrorism and drug trafficking.
    (SFC, 4/18/01, p.A13)
2001        Apr 16, Israeli warplanes struck deep in Lebanon and attacked a Syrian radar site. 3 Syrians were killed. In the evening Israeli helicopters hit Palestinian positions in Gaza in retaliation for a mortar attack on an Israeli town. Bulldozers were sent to tear up farmland near Beit Hanoun, the suspected source of the mortar fire.
    (SFC, 4/16/01, p.A9)(WSJ, 4/16/01, p.A1)(SFC, 4/17/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 16, In Russia Gazprom closed down Sevodnya, the independent daily newspaper of Vladimir Gusinsky, as well as his weekly magazine.
    (SFC, 4/17/01, p.a10)

2001        Apr 17, San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds became the 17th major leaguer ever to reach 500 career home runs.
    (AP, 4/17/02)
2001        Apr 17, US envoys arrived in China to resolved issues of the US spy plane collision with a Chinese jet.
    (SFC, 4/18/01, p.A12)
2001        Apr 17, In Mississippi voters decided to keep the Confederate emblem on the state flag by a margin of 65 to 35%.
    (SFC, 4/18/01, p.A3)
2001        Apr 17, Internet access (www.ellisislandrecords.org) to Ellis Island records became available.
    (SFC, 4/18/01, p.A3)
2001        Apr 17, In Belgium a jury was selected for the trial of 4 Rwandans charged with the 1994 massacre of Tutsis.
    (SFC, 4/18/01, p.A12)
2001        Apr 17, In Brazil a group of 20, who claimed to be armed with syringes of the AIDS virus, kidnapped 4 armored car workers and their families. The Proforte armored car company handed over $2.5 million the next day.
    (SFC, 4/19/01, p.A11)
2001        Apr 17, In Chechnya a herdsman, Khozh-Akmed Alsultanov (44) was killed with his 3 children in Nazran, an area surrounded by Russian forces.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 17, Israeli tanks, bulldozers and ground troops seized Palestinian territory but withdrew under US pressure after 18 hours.
    (SFC, 4/18/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 17, It was reported that the most recent harvest in North Korea was the worst since the famine of 1997 and that only two-thirds of the food it needs was produced. Dr. Vollertsen, a German physician who worked there for 18 months (1999-2000) wrote in an editorial: "Peasants, slaves to the regime, lead lives of utter destitution… North Korea suffers from society-wide fear and depression because of the cruel system… The people can’t help themselves, they are brainwashed, and too afraid to overthrow their rulers."
    (WSJ, 4/17/01, p.A14,20)
2001        Apr 17, In Vietnam Sec. Gen. Le Kha Phieu was removed from office by the 150-member Central Committee due to disenchantment with his conservative style. Nong Duc Manh of the ethnic Tay minority was expected to succeed.
    (SFC, 4/18/01, p.A12)

2001        Apr 18, US negotiators said China agreed to discuss the return of the US spy plane following a day of unproductive talks. Beijing and Washington staked out opposing positions on who was to blame for the incident.
    (SFC, 4/19/01, p.A10)(AP, 4/18/02)
2001        Apr 18, The US Federal Reserve lowered short term interest rates by a half point to 4.5%. The DJIA rose 399 to 10,615. Nasdaq rose 156 to 2079.
    (SFC, 4/19/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 18, Border fighting between Bangladesh and India left 16 Indian and 2 Bangladeshi soldiers dead.
    (WSJ, 4/19/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 18, The Burundi army put down a coup attempt by junior officers opposed to Pres. Buyoya’s negotiations with Hutu rebels.
    (SFC, 4/19/01, p.A11)
2001        Apr 18, India launched a rocket carrying a communications satellite.
    (SFC, 4/19/01, p.A11)
2001        Apr 18, Iran launched 56 Scud missiles against an Iraq-based opposition group. At least 3 People’s Mujahideen camps were hit.
    (WSJ, 4/19/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 18, Israel raided southern Gaza and leveled a Palestinian police station in response to mortar attacks.
    (SFC, 4/19/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 18, In Nigeria a mosque collapsed amid a downpour in a Lagos shantytown and at least 12 children were killed.
    (WSJ, 4/20/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr 19, The musical "The Producers" opened on Broadway.
    (AP, 4/19/02)
2001        Apr 19, US and Chinese negotiators failed to reach any agreement over the US spy plane. The Chinese showed video images from flights last year and the US presented a written proposal for the return of the plane.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, p.A14)
2001        Apr 19, Pharmaceutical giants dropped a lawsuit against a South African law that could provide cheaper, generic AIDS drugs to millions of Africans, ending an international battle over patent rights and profit.
    (AP, 4/19/02)
2001        Apr 19, The space shuttle Endeavour went into orbit with 7 astronauts on an 11-day mission to install a billion-dollar robot arm on the Int’l. Space Station.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, p.A6)
2001        Apr 19, Former New Hampshire Gov. Meldrim Thomson died at his home in Orford at age 89.
    (AP, 4/19/02)
2001        Apr 19, Thousands of protesters gathered in Quebec City to oppose the Summit of the Americas and plans for a hemispheric free trade zone.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, p.A14)
2001        Apr 19, A US cargo ship departed from Jacksonville, Fla., for Cuba, the 1st scheduled ship in 40 years. 2 days later the ship failed to dock in Cuba.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, p.A13)(WSJ, 4/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 19, Israel removed road blocks to Palestinian travel in the Gaza Strip.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, p.A15)
2001        Apr 19, In Mexico there was an execution style slaying of 8 peasants of the Fray Bartolome Alliance in the Chiapas village of Canalucum. [see Jun 25]
    (SFC, 6/26/01, p.C2)
2001        Apr 19, In Kosovo NATO troops broke up Serb roadblocks set up to protest UN tax collections on goods from elsewhere in Yugoslavia.
    (WSJ, 4/20/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr 20, President Bush attended his first international summit as leaders of the Western Hemisphere's 34 democracies met in Quebec to advance plans to create the world's largest free-trade zone; police in riot gear clashed with protesters. Protestors pushed to interrupt the Summit of the Americas and held that the free trade efforts put corporate interests ahead of workers, human rights and the environment.
    (SFC, 4/21/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/20/02)
2001        Apr 20, Two therapists were convicted in Golden, Colo., of reckless child abuse in a young girl's suffocation death during a "rebirthing" therapy session. Connell Watkins and Julie Ponder were later sentenced to 16 years in prison.
    (AP, 4/20/02)
2001        Apr 20, Yasser Arafat proposed that he and Ariel Sharon simultaneously call for an end Israeli-Palestinian violence.
    (SFC, 4/21/01, p.A12)   
2001        Apr 20, In Peru an air force jet shot down a Cessna 185 carrying US missionaries. Veronica Bowers (35) and her infant daughter, Charity, were killed when the plane crash landed in the Amazon River. The plane was identified by a US surveillance plane and was believed to be trafficking in narcotics.
    (SFC, 4/21/01, p.A12)(SFC, 4/22/01, p.D1)(AP, 4/20/02)
2001        Apr 20-21, The 13th annual National Youth Service Day called on youths and adult volunteers to help make their schools and communities better.
    (SSFC, 4/15/01, Par p.4)

2001        Apr 21, The Los Angeles Xtreme beat the San Francisco Demons 38-to-6 in the first and last XFL championship game.
    (AP, 4/21/02)
2001        Apr 21, In Hoisington, Kansas, a tornado killed 1 person and injured 28.
    (SFC, 4/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 21, Claude Clark (b.1915), African American painter and printmaker, died in Oakland, Ca., following a long illness. He was a nationally renowned artist and teacher. Clark wrote the first curriculum for African and African American art, shortly after he began a 13-year stint at Merritt College in Oakland.
    (SFC, 2/4/08, p.D1)(www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-79520788.html)
2001        Apr 21, Western hemisphere leaders meeting in Quebec ratified a plan barring undemocratic nations from a massive free trade zone they hoped would expand prosperity across their 34 nations. For a second day, protesters clashed with nightstick-wielding police who fired water cannons and rubber bullets.
    (AP, 4/21/02)
2001        Apr 21, Luiz Fernando da Costa (33), a Brazilian drug lord, was arrested in Colombia after his plane was forced down by the Colombian air force. He was accused of selling arms to FARC in exchange for cocaine.
    (SFC, 4/23/01, p.A12)

2001        Apr 22, The Goldman Environmental Prize was awarded. Jane Akre and Steve Wilson, American TV journalist, won for reports on modified bovine growth hormone. Eugene Rutagarama of Rwanda won for efforts to protect the mountain gorillas. Myrsini Malakou and Giorgos Catsadorakis, Greek biologists, won for their efforts to save the Prespa wetlands. Yosepha Alomang, spokeswoman for the Amungme tribe of Irian Jaya, won for her opposition to mining dumps by Freeport McMoran. Oscar Olivera, grassroots leader in Bolivia, won for his efforts against water privatization. Bruno Van Peteghem, an Air France crew member, won for resisting mining activities on New Caledonia.
    (SFC, 4/23/01, p.A3)
2001        Apr 22, Two spacewalking astronauts, including Canadian Chris Hadfield, installed a massive Canadian-built robot arm on the international space station.
    (AP, 4/22/02)
2001        Apr 22, In Quebec City, Canada, 34 Western leaders affirmed the creation of a free trade zone by 2005. They agreed that only democratic nations could join and to penalize any country that strayed from the path of democracy.
    (SFC, 4/23/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/22/02)
2001        Apr 22, Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, an Iraqi diplomat, was expelled from the Czech Republic. He was later reported to have met with Mohamed Atta and planned an attack on Radio Free Europe.  Five others were expelled in March 2003.
    (SFC, 11/10/01, p.A5)(AP, 11/30/09)
2001        Apr 22, In Israel a suicide bomber killed himself and an Israeli physician at a bus stop in Kfar Sava. 40-50 others were wounded.
    (SFC, 4/23/01, p.A8)(WSJ, 4/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 22, In Montenegro parliamentary elections pro-independence advocates won 42% of the seats vs. 40.6% for the opposition.
    (SFC, 4/22/01, p.D1)(SFC, 4/23/01, p.A8)(SFC, 4/24/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 22, In a boxing match in South Africa, Hasim Rahman stopped Lennox Lewis in the fifth round to capture the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
    (AP, 4/22/02)
2001        Apr 22, In Turkey pro-Chechen gunmen seized at least 30 hostages at the Istanbul Swissotel luxury hotel.
    (SFC, 4/23/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 22, Nong Duc Manh (60), rumored to be the illegitimate son of Ho Chi Minh, was elected Vietnamese general secretary.
    (WSJ, 4/23/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr 23, Pres. Bush decided to sell Taiwan older ships and planes, but not the advanced Aegis radar system.
    (SFC, 4/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 23, USS Greeneville Cmdr. Scott Waddle was given a letter of reprimand as punishment for the submarine collision that killed nine people aboard a Japanese fishing vessel off Hawaii.
    (AP, 4/23/02)
2001        Apr 23, A US robot spy plane completed the 1st unmanned trans-Pacific flight from California to Australia.
    (SFC, 4/24/01, p.A12)
2001        Apr 23, In San Jose, Ca., Cathline Repunte (36), a school bus driver, shot and killed a co-worker at a Laidlaw bus yard and wounded 3 others before she was stopped by a fellow driver.
    (SFC, 4/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 23, In Gaza a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed during the funeral of a Palestinian police officer. 11 others were wounded. Near Tel Aviv a 3rd bomb blast in 2 days injured 4 people.
    (SFC, 4/24/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 23, In Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger rebels decided to end their unilateral cease-fire.
    (SFC, 4/24/01, p.A12)
2001        Apr 23, In Turkey 13 pro-Chechen rebels released 120 hostages and were arrested.
    (SFC, 4/24/01, p.A9)

2001        Apr 24, Pres. Bush said that the annual process of selling arms to Taiwan, a US policy since 1982, would end. China condemned the recent $5 billion arms sale.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, p.A9)   
2001        Apr 24, The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to give police officers authority to handcuff, arrest and jail people for minor offenses including traffic offenses.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, p.A11)(AP, 4/24/02)
2001        Apr 24, The US Institute of Medicine issued a 206-page report on the differences in health and disease due to sex in humans.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, p.A3)
2001        Apr 24, California’s credit rating was downgraded by S&P for the 1st time since the recession of 1994.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 24, The Rev. Leon Sullivan, a pioneering civil rights crusader credited with helping end South Africa's system of apartheid, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 78.
    (AP, 4/24/02)
2001        Apr 24, Bosnian Serbs blocked a takeover of their part of Serajevo after an int’l. judge gave it to the Muslim-Croat federation.
    (WSJ, 4/25/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 24, Israel promised to ease restrictions on Palestinian towns in exchange for Palestinian efforts to prevent violence. Fighting left 2 Palestinians dead.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 4/25/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 24, In Japan reformer Junichiro Koizumi (59) won elections to head the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). This set him up to become prime minister.
    (SFC, 4/24/01, p.A9)(SFC, 4/25/01, p.A8)(AP, 4/24/02)
2001        Apr 24, A New Zealand air force plane rescued four ailing Americans at an Antarctic research station.
    (AP, 4/24/02)
2001        Apr 24, In the Philippines former Pres. Joseph Estrada was ordered to be arrested on charges of plunder.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 24, The Yugoslav army was reported to have charged 183 soldiers with crimes committed during the war in Kosovo.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, p.A12)

2001        Apr 25, In unusually blunt terms, President Bush warned China that an attack on Taiwan could provoke a U.S. military response.
    (AP, 4/25/02)
2001        Apr 25, US federal regulators voted for a "mitigation" plan and ordered limited price controls to tame wholesale electricity prices in California.
    (SFC, 4/26/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/25/02)
2001        Apr 25, A rescue plane flew out of the South Pole with ailing American doctor Ronald S. Shemenski in the most daring airlift ever from the pole.
    (AP, 4/25/02)
2001        Apr 25, In Gaza an explosion killed 4 Palestinian police.
    (SFC, 4/26/01, p.A14)
2001        Apr 25, Ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada became the country's first leader to be arrested for alleged corruption in office. Estrada was jailed on 8 charges.
    (SFC, 4/26/01, p.A12)(AP, 4/25/02)
2001        Apr 25, In Sri Lanka soldiers attacked rebel positions and 32 were killed with 180 wounded. Rebels lost 75 fighters with 300 wounded.
    (SFC, 4/26/01, p.A14)

2001        Apr 26, A US federal judge ruled that military exercises could resume on Vieques Island. Puerto Ricans mobilized for mass demonstrations.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, p.A2)
2001        Apr 26, A group led by Larry Silverstein, a NYC developer, and Westfield America Inc., signed a 99-year lease on the 11-million square-foot WTC complex from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.B1)
2001        Apr 26, Kofi Annan addressed an AIDS summit in Nigeria and called for an increase of funding against AIDS to at least $7 billion.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, p.D2)
2001        Apr 26, It was reported that a meningitis outbreak had killed at least 3,500 people in Africa and that vaccine had been shipped to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.
    (SFC, 4/26/01, p.A14)
2001        Apr 26, In Chechnya rebel fighting killed at least 17 Russian soldiers and wounded 28.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, p.D4)
2001        Apr 26, In northeastern Congo 6 Red Cross workers were killed 30 miles north of Bunia.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 26, Six hijackers seized an Ethiopian plane with 50 passengers and diverted it to Sudan where they surrendered. They wanted to draw attention to economic conditions in Ethiopia and recent student protests for greater academic freedom during which 41 people were killed in Addis Ababa.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, p.D4)
2001        Apr 26, In Japan Junichiro Koizumi named a Cabinet that included 5 women, an economics prof. and 2 outsiders. Koizumi was elected as prime minister of Japan in a vote by the lower house of Japan's parliament.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, p.D2)(AP, 4/26/02)
2001        Apr 26, Nigeria announced an agreement with Cipla, an Indian drug maker, for drugs to treat 10,000 people with AIDS at $350 per patient per year.
    (SFC, 4/26/01, p.A13)
2001        Apr 26, Sri Lanka soldiers pushed rebels back near Eluthumadduval. 87 soldiers were killed with 382 wounded. The army said 110 rebels were killed with 300 wounded.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, p.D4)
2001        Apr 26, In Ukraine the parliament voted 263-59 to dismiss reform-oriented Prime Minister Viktor Yuschenko, plunging the nation into political chaos. A large crowd of his supporters called for the impeachment of Pres. Kuchma.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, p.D2)(AP, 4/26/02)

2001        Apr 27, The US GDP was reported at 2% growth due to buying by American consumers. The DJIA rose 117 to 10,810. The Nasdaq rose 40 to 2,075.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 27, It was reported that IBM scientists had assembled transistors using carbon nanotubules. The structures were first discovered in 1991 by Sumio Iijima of NEC Fundamental Research Labs in Tsukuba, Japan.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, p.B1,4)
2001        Apr 27, The US National Arbor Day Foundation announced that the oak tree was nominated as the national tree in its sponsored vote.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A9)
2001        Apr 27, Four students from Newton, Mass., were killed near Sussex, New Brunswick, when their bus crashed while enroute to a music festival in Halifax. At least 37 others were injured.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 27, In Nigeria 53 African states signed a joint declaration to boost health spending to 15% to fight AIDS.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 27, In Puerto Rico the US Navy resumed bombing exercises on Vieques Island where 14 protesters were arrested.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A3)(AP, 4/27/02)
2001        Apr 27, In Russia John Edward Tobin (24), a US Fullbright scholar, was convicted of possession and distribution of marijuana and sentenced to three years and one month in prison. Police had acknowledged making up evidence. The prosecutor said she was ashamed to handle the case. Tobin, who maintained his innocence, was paroled and released last August.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A10)(AP, 4/27/02)

2001        Apr 28, It was reported that the CIA had released some 10,000 pages of documents on 20 Nazis that included Hitler, Eichmann, Mengele, Barbie, Mueller, Waldheim and Hoettl.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 28, It was reported that researchers at the Univ. of Pennsylvania had used gene therapy to reverse a form of congenital blindness in dogs.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A3)
2001        Apr 28, A young girl’s decapitated body was found near an intersection in Kansas City, Mo. In 2005 “Precious Doe” was identified as Erica Michelle Marie Green. Her mother and stepfather were charged with murder. In 2009 a park was dedicated in her honor.
    (SFC, 5/6/05, p.A7)(SSFC, 4/26/09, p.A7)
2001        Apr 28, In Argentina a plane crash killed 10 people near Roque Perez.
    (WSJ, 4/30/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 28, Shimon Peres, Israel’s foreign minister, traveled to Cairo to discuss objections to the Jordanian-Egyptian Middle East peace initiative.
    (SFC, 4/28/01, p.A12)
2001        Apr 28, In Gaza mortar shells hit a Jewish settlement and 5 teenagers were injured.
    (SSFC, 4/29/01, p.A16)
2001        Apr 28, In Macedonia 8 government soldiers and police were killed by rebels near the Kosovo border.
    (SFC, 4/30/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 28, In Mexico the Congress approved broad constitutional reforms granting autonomy and other rights to millions of indigenous people.
    (SSFC, 4/29/01, p.A16)
2001        Apr 28, A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off for the Int’l. Space Station with two cosmonauts and California businessman Dennis Tito (60), who paid some $20 million, for the experience. Tito was the founder of the Wilshire Associates investment firm.
    (SSFC, 4/29/01, p.A15)(AP, 4/28/02)
2001        Apr 28, In Senegal legislative elections were held and a soldier and 4 others were killed in the Casamance region.
    (WSJ, 4/30/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr 29, NASA scientists reported that they had contacted the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, launched in 1972, after 8 months of no communication.
    (SFC, 4/30/01, p.A7)
2001        Apr 29, The International Monetary Fund endorsed a program to establish better procedures to prevent a repeat of the 1997-98 Asian currency crisis that plunged two-fifths of the world into recession.
    (AP, 4/29/02)
2001        Apr 29, China offered to allow US officials to inspect the US Navy spy plane on Hainan Island.
    (SFC, 4/30/01, p.A1)
2001        cApr 29, Sri Lanka appealed for peace talks following bloody battles and retreats in the north.
    (WSJ, 4/30/01, p.A1)
2001        cApr 29, In Uganda Pres. Museveni withdrew from a peace pact in anger over a UN report on plundering.
    (WSJ, 4/30/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr 30, US Immigration offices were converged on by illegal immigrants on the last day for applying for residency status without leaving the country.
    (SFC, 5/1/01, p.A3)
2001        Apr 30, The SF Board of Supervisors passed a measure 9-2 to allow city employees medical benefits for a sex change.
    (SFC, 5/1/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 30, Chandra Levy (24), an intern from Modesto, Ca.,  was last seen at a health club near her apartment in Washington, DC. On July 5 the aunt of Chandra Levy reported that her niece told her of a relationship with US Rep. Gary Condit before she disappeared. Levy’s remains were found May 22, 2002, in Rock Creek Park, Washington DC. In 2009 Ingmar Guandique (27), a Salvadoran immigrant already serving a 10-year sentence for attacking 2 women in the same park, was charged in her murder. In 2010 Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz authored “Finding Chandra: The True Washington Murder Mystery.” In Nov 22, 2010, a jury found Guandique guilty of 2 counts of 1st degree murder. On Feb 11, 2011, Guandique was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.A3)(SFC, 7/6/01, p.A1)(AP, 4/30/02)(SFC, 5/23/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/23/09, p.A4)(SSFC, 5/9/10, p.F1)(SFC, 11/23/10, p.A12)(SFC, 2/12/11, p.A6)
2001        Apr 30, The Soyuz-32, carrying California businessman, multimillionaire Dennis Tito and 2 Russian astronauts, Talgat Musabayev and Yuri Baturin, docked with the Int’l. Space Station. The Soyuz landed in the Kazak steppe on May 6.
    (SFC, 5/1/01, p.B3)(SSFC, 5/6/01, p.A15)(AP, 4/30/02)
2001        Apr 30, In Colombia Carlos Alberto Trespalacios (33), information director for the Medellin sports institute, was slain in the El Poblado district.
    (SFC, 5/2/01, p.A9)
2001        Apr 30, It was reported that Germany’s Chancellor Schroeder had proposed a draft for turning the EU Executive Commission into a European government and giving the EU Parliament full power over the 15-nation budget.
    (SFC, 4/30/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 30, In Indonesia 363 of 500 legislators censured Pres. Wahid for a 2nd time this year.
    (SFC, 5/1/01, p.A8)
2001        Apr 30, In Mexico Zapatista rebels broke off contact with the government due to the watered down Indian rights legislation.
    (SFC, 5/1/01, p.A9)
2001        Apr 30, Five Palestinians were killed in bomb blasts in Gaza and the West Bank.
    (SFC, 5/1/01, p.A10)
2001        Apr 30, In the Philippines the army went on alert after Cardinal Sin urged people into the streets to defend democracy and Pres. Arroyo from defenders of former Pres. Estrada. Some 20,000 followers of Estrada tried to storm the presidential palace and at least 4 people were killed.
    (SFC, 4/30/01, p.A8)(SFC, 5/1/01, p.A8)(WSJ, 5/1/01, p.A1)
2001        Apr 30, In Zambia the ruling party nominated Pres. Chiluba for re-election following a vote to amend the constitution.
    (WSJ, 5/1/01, p.A1)

2001        Apr, Pres. Bush nominated Thomas White, VP of Enron and former general, to serve as Army Secretary. White resigned Apr 25, 2003.
    (SFC, 4/26/03, A3)
2001        Apr, Mr. Behrooz Sarshar, in his position as FBI interpreter/translator, attended a meeting between a long-term, reliable FBI asset and two additional FBI agents from the Washington Field Office. That FBI asset told the two FBI agents that his sources in Afghanistan had information of an al-Qaeda plot to attack America in a suicide mission involving planes.
    (http://impudicus.wordpress.com/)
2001        Apr, In SF the 36-story Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, designed by Handel Architects, opened at 757 Market near Fourth St. It included 277-room hotel with rooms starting at $299 per night, and 142 condominiums at over 2 mil per unit. In 2005 the hotel was put up for sale.
    (SFEC, 4/2/00, p.C1)(SFC, 2/23/02, p.A18)(SFC, 9/30/05, p.C1)
2001        Apr, Part of the new $121 million extension of the Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, opened. The rest of the Quadracci Pavilion was set to open in September.
    (WSJ, 2/14/00, p.B12)(SSFC, 4/3/05, p.E11)
2001        Apr, Viliumas Malinauskas, a Lithuania millionaire, founded Grutas Park (aka Stalin’s World), a theme park near Vilnius dotted with relics of Lithuania's communist past.
    (www.dominicantoday.com/app/article.aspx?id=13008)(SSFC, 5/7/06, p.G6)

2001        May 1, Pres. Bush committed the US to a missile defense shield. He also presented his case for withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.
    (SFC, 5/2/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/2/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/1/02)
2001        May 1, FBI Director Louis Freeh, appointed in 1993, announced his retirement. He served until June and then joined MBNA as a senior vice-president managing its legal and personnel affairs.
    (AP, 5/1/02)(WSJ, 6/14/02, p.A4)
2001        May 1, Thomas Blanton Jr. became the second ex-Ku Klux Klansman to be convicted in the 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham, Ala., that claimed the lives of four black girls.
    (AP, 5/1/02)
2001        May 1, The space shuttle Endeavour landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mohave Desert following the installation of the billion-dollar robot arm on the Int’l. Space Station.
    (SFC, 5/2/01, p.A4)
2001        May 1, May Day protests rallies took place around the world as people demonstrated against global trade and for workers’ rights.
    (WSJ, 5/2/01, p.A1)
2001        May 1, In Seattle Hindus filed a suit against McDonald’s for nondisclosure of beef flavoring in French fries.
    (SSFC, 5/20/01, p.A9)
2001        May 1, In the West Bank Assaf Hershovitz (31), a Jewish settler, was killed when his van was hit by 27 bullets outside Ramallah.
    (SFC, 5/2/01, p.A8)
2001        May 1, In Japan Kim Jong Nam (29), the son of Kim Jong Il of North Korea, was detained with his son as they attempted to visit Tokyo’s Disneyland.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.A14)
2001        May 1, In Macedonia Slavs rioted in Bitola and trashed Albanian shops following the funerals of soldiers killed in a rebel ambush. US Sec. of State Powell met with Macedonia’s Pres. Trajkovski.
    (SFC, 5/2/01, p.A8)
2001        May 1, In the Philippines Pres. Arroyo declared a "state of rebellion" and ordered the arrest of 2 senators and several military officials loyal to former Pres. Estrada. Some 40,000 protesters marched on Malacanang Palace and 3 people were killed.
    (SFC, 5/2/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/3/01, p.B1)

2001        May 2, President Bush and Republican congressional leaders clinched a budget deal embracing most of the president's tax and spending goals.
    (AP, 5/2/02)
2001        May 2, It was reported that a large embezzlement case in Brazil threatened to unravel the ruling coalition. Some $2 billion had disappeared from the Amazon Development Bureau (Sudam). Fakery of land deals (grilagem) was estimated to involve some 100 million acres of the Amazon Basin.
    (SFC, 5/2/01, p.A8)(SFC, 5/3/01, p.B5)
2001        May 2, In China US technical experts examined the US spy plane  on Hainan Island.
    (WSJ, 5/3/01, p.A1)
2001        May 2, Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan returned to China from Russia with a draft accord for relations with Russia.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.D2)
2001        May 2, In China a landslide in Wulong County buried a 9-story building where 76 of 95 residents were home. 65 bodies were recovered. At least 79 people were killed.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.D2)(AP, 5/2/02)
2001        May 2, Germany inaugurated its new Chancellery in Berlin designed by Axel Schultes. There were concerns that the building was too grandiose.
    (SFC, 5/3/01, p.B2)(AP, 5/2/02)
2001        May 2, Israeli bulldozers demolished 20 houses in the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza and killed one teenager during the predawn operation.
    (SFC, 5/3/01, p.B1)
2001        May 2, In North Korea Kim Jong Il agreed to hold talks with visiting EU officials about his missile program and tensions with South Korea. Kim Jong Il announced that North Korea would launch no ballistic missiles until 2003.
    (WSJ, 5/3/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/4/01, p.A14)
2001        May 2, In Zambia the ruling party ousted Vice Pres. Christon Tembo, 8 Cabinet members and 11 0ther senior officials who opposed Pres. Chiluba’s bid for a 3rd term.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.D3)

2001        May 3, An estimated 36.4 million people tuned in to watch Tennessee nurse Tina Wesson win as the winner of "Survivor 2," following a 42 day stint in the "Survivor: The Australian Outback" on CBS.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.C1)(AP, 5/3/02)
2001        May 3, Pres. Bush met with Pres. Fox of Mexico and discussed temporary visas for Mexican workers and plans for long-range energy development.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.D3)
2001        May 3, US federal agents broke up a smuggling ring that brought hundreds of Ukrainians into the US through Mexico.
    (WSJ, 5/4/01, p.A1)
2001        May 3, The United States lost its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
    (AP, 5/3/02)
2001        May 3, In Algiers thousands of protesters demonstrated against what they called a government crackdown on ethnic Berbers.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.A14)
2001        May 3, In Macedonia troops backed by helicopter gunships began a fresh offensive against ethnic Albanian rebels after 2 soldiers were killed and one kidnapped in an ambush.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.A13)
2001        May 3, In Serbia Slobodan Milosevic was issued an arrest warrant from the UN war crimes tribunal in his jail cell.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.D3)
2001        May 3, It was reported that 20 people in Turkey had starved themselves to death in the past 5 weeks in protest of the prison system. Some 200-400 inmates still engaged in the "death fast."
    (SFC, 5/3/01, p.B2)

2001        May 4, US experts, following 3 days of inspections, said the US spy plane on China’s Hainan Island could be repaired and flown home.
    (SFC, 5/5/01, p.D1)
2001        May 4, Sen. George Mitchell, head of the US-led mission on Israeli-Palestinian fighting, issued a report and said Israel should freeze settlement constructions.
    (SFC, 5/5/01, p.D1)
2001        May 4, The US unemployment rate went up .2% to 4.5%, its highest level in 2 ½ years. The DJIA rose 154 to 10,951. The Nasdaq rose 45 to 2,191.
    (SFC, 5/5/01, p.A1)
2001        May 4, The Writers Guild of America agreed to a new contract with the major movie studios and television networks.
    (SFC, 5/5/01, p.A1)
2001        May 4, It was reported that the hydroxyl radical, a critical air-cleaning molecule, was decreasing.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.D4)
2001        May 4, Bonny Lee Bakley (44), the wife of actor Robert Blake (67), died from a bullet wound to the head as she sat in a car near a restaurant in Los Angeles. Blake and his bodyguard, Earle Caldwell, were arrested April 18, 2002, in connection with Bakley's death. Blake, accused of the killing, was acquitted in a 2005 criminal trial but was found liable by a civil jury and ordered to pay damages.
    (BS, 5/12/01, p.3A)(SFC, 4/23/02, p.A3)(SFC, 3/17/05, p.A1)(AP, 5/4/07)
2001        May 4, In Afghanistan a bomb killed at least 8 people at a Sunni Muslim mosque in Herat. Hundreds of people soon set fire to Shiite mosques and marched on the Iranian Consulate.
    (SFC, 5/5/01, p.D1)
2001        May 4, In Goma, Congo, a ferry flipped at a dock on Lake Kivu and at least 19 people died.
    (SFC, 5/5/01, p.D1)
2001        May 4, In Oaxaca, Mexico, Fidel Bautista Guerrero (33), a Mixtec Indian, was shot to death in Putla. He had organized Indian farmers to conserve forests. The killers were pursued to the ranch of timber baron Efrain Cruz Bruno and 8 men with AK 47s and other rifles were arrested.
    (SFC, 7/5/01, p.A10)
2001        May 4, Pope John Paul II visited Athens and apologized for Roman Catholic sins of "action or omission" against Orthodox Christians. A day earlier some 1,000 Orthodox conservatives took to the streets to denounce his visit.
    (SFC, 5/4/01, p.D3)(AP, 5/4/02)
2001        May 4, The UN Security Council imposed sanctions against Liberia for failing to sever ties with rebels in Sierra Leone.
    (SFC, 5/5/01, p.D2)

2001        May 5, "Monarchos" won the Kentucky Derby.
    (AP, 5/5/02)
2001        May 5, Boozoo Chavis (70), Zydeco accordionist, died in Lake Charles, La. He recorded one of the 1st Zydeco hits "Paper In My Shoe in 1954."
    (SFC, 5/7/01, p.C5)
2001        May 5, Cliff Hillegass (83), the creator of Cliffs Notes, died.
    (SSFC, 5/6/01, p.A27)
2001        May 5, In Angola Unita rebels attacked Caxito, a town near Luanda, and 79 people were killed. Some 30,000 people fled the area following the attack.
    (WSJ, 5/8/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/8/01, p.C3)(SFC, 5/11/01, p.D8)
2001        May 5, In Guatemala Barbara Ann Ford (62), a member of the Sisters of Charity of New York, was shot and killed in an apparent robbery.
    (SFC, 5/7/01, p.C4)
2001    `    May 5, In the West Bank Ahmed Khalil Assad (37), a Palestinian militant, was shot to death in front of his 2-year-old niece, who was injured. In Jericho Israeli soldiers rocketed a Palestinian police base and 17 people were injured.
    (SSFC, 5/6/01, p.A14)
2001        May 5, In Syria Pres. Bashar Assad greeted Pope John Paul II with a speech against Israel. Assad asked him to take the Arabs' side in their dispute with Israel, referring to what Assad described as Jewish persecution of Jesus Christ.
    (SSFC, 5/6/01, p.A14)(AP, 5/5/02)

2001        May 6, An anonymous donor pledged $100 million to Johns Hopkins Univ. to develop a vaccine and new drugs for malaria.
    (WSJ, 5/7/01, p.A1)
2001        May 6, American businessman Dennis Tito ended the world's first paid space vacation as he returned to Earth aboard a Russian capsule.
    (AP, 5/6/02)
2001        May 6, SF held the grand opening of the Presidio Crissy Field Park. It had once served as a dump site for the Presidio.
    (SFC, 5/3/01, p.G1)(SFC, 10/2/13, p.D5)
2001        May 6, In Sari, Iran, the Mottaqi stadium grandstand collapsed and killed several people with hundreds injured.
    (WSJ, 5/7/01, p.A1)
2001        May 6, Macedonian forces lobbed shells into villages seized by ethnic Albanian rebels.
    (SFC, 5/7/01, p.C1)
2001        May 6, In the Philippines Pres. Arroyo lifted the "state of rebellion" order.
    (SFC, 5/7/01, p.C1)
2001        May 6, In Spain Manuel Gimenez Abad (52), a politician of the ruling Popular Party, was shot to death in Zaragoza.
    (SFC, 5/7/01, p.C3)
2001        May 6, In Syria Pope John Paul II prayed in the Great Umayyad Mosque, the 1st time a pontiff ever visited and prayed in a Muslim house of worship. He called for brotherhood between Christians and Muslims.
    (SFC, 5/7/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/6/02)

2001        May 7, California electricity grid operators ordered statewide rolling power blackouts.
    (AP, 5/7/02)
2001        May 7, In Alaska 4 Anchorage school children were stabbed by Jason Pritchard (33). Pritchard was shot with rubber bullets and taken into custody.
    (WSJ, 5/8/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/8/01, p.A2)
2001        May 7, "Great Train Robber" Ronnie Biggs, who had eluded capture for decades following his prison escape in 1965, returned to Britain, where he was arrested and jailed to complete the 28 remaining years of his sentence.
    (AP, 5/7/02)
2001        May 7, In Chechnya a 2-day fight around Argun left at least 15 Russian soldiers dead.
    (SFC, 5/9/01, p.C5)
2001        May 7, In Colombia leftist FARC guerrillas used dynamite to free 61 prisoners in Caloto.
    (SFC, 5/9/01, p.C5)
2001        May 7, A report by the Int’l. Rescue Committee estimated the death toll in Congo’s 33-month war at 2 ½ million people, mostly due to disease and malnutrition.
    (SFC, 5/5/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/10/01, p.A1)
2001        May 7, It was reported that Shaaban Abdel Rehim, an Egyptian singer, had a big hit with his song "I Hate Israel."
    (SFC, 5/7/01, p.C1)
2001        May 7, Israeli tank fire killed Iman Hijo, a Palestinian 4-month-old baby in Khan Yunis. A Palestinian police officer in the West Bank was also killed.
    (WSJ, 5/8/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/8/01, p.C5)
2001        May 7, In Macedonia Prime Minister Georgievski said parties agreed to form a coalition government to include all main ethnic Albanian and Slav parties.
    (WSJ, 5/8/01, p.A1)

2001        May 8, China rejected a US plan to repair EP-3 the spy plane and fly it away. China protested the resumption of U.S. surveillance flights off its coast and said it would refuse to let the United States fly out a crippled Navy spy plane.
    (WSJ, 5/9/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/8/02)
2001        May 8-9, In El Salvador some 100 small earthquakes hit the country over a 24-hour period.
    (SFC, 5/10/01, p.C5)
2001        May 8, In Hong Kong AOL Time Warner sponsored a business conference attended by Pres. Jiang Zemin of China and Bill Clinton. Followers of Falun Gong were barred from entering Hong Kong.
    (SFC, 5/9/01, p.A16)
2001        May 8, In Malta Pope John Paul II was welcomed on the final stop of his 6-day pilgrimage to retrace the steps of the Apostle Paul.
    (WSJ, 5/9/01, p.A1)
2001        May 8, In New Zealand Prime Minister Clark announced that the air force would be stripped of combat jets along with sharp cuts to the navy.
    (WSJ, 5/9/01, p.A1)
2001        May 8, In South Africa 12 miners were killed in a gold mine explosion.
    (WSJ, 5/9/01, p.A1)

2001        May 9, Pres. Bush told Pres. Kostunica of Yugoslavia that aid would depend on cooperation with the Balkan war crimes tribunal.
    (SFC, 5/10/01, p.A16)
2001        May 9, It was reported that El Paso Merchant Energy had crimped space in its desert pipeline and forced California power buyers to pay some $3.8 billion in excess over the past year.
    (SFC, 5/9/01, p.A7)
2001        May 9, China sought U.S. understanding for its refusal to allow a damaged U.S. Navy spy plane to fly home, saying public sentiment would be outraged if the aircraft flew again over Chinese territory.
    (AP, 5/9/02)
2001        May 9, In Split, Croatia, a soccer brawl left 130 people injured including 30 police.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.D4)
2001        May 9, In Ghana a stampede at a soccer match in Accra killed 126 people. Police had use of tear gas to quell fans which caused panic and the stampede.
    (WSJ, 5/10/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/10/01, p.A16)(AP, 5/9/02)
2001        May 9, In Kashmir Islamic guerrillas, members of the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba group, set off explosives in a paramilitary camp in Magam and killed themselves and 6 civilians.
    (SFC, 5/10/01, p.C5)
2001        May 9, In the West Bank 2 Israeli teenagers, Koby Mandell (13) and Yossi Ishran (14), were stoned to death and found in a cave.
    (WSJ, 5/10/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/10/01, p.A16)
2001        May 9, Macedonian forces intensified assaults on suspected ethnic Albanian positions.
    (WSJ, 5/10/01, p.A1)
2001        May 9, In Papua New Guinea the Bougainville Provincial Peace Consultative committee adopted a peace plan and opposing factions agreed to lay down their weapons. The agreement entailed the PNG government’s accepting greater autonomy for Bougainville and a referendum on independence to be held between 2015-2020.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.D8)(Econ, 2/9/08, p.48)
2001        May 9, In southern Sudan a Red Cross plane was shot and its co-pilot, Dane Ole Friis Eriksen, was killed. The plane managed to land in Kenya.
    (SFC, 5/10/01, p.C5)

2001        May 10, The U.S. House of Representatives voted to withhold some back U.N. dues until the United States was reinstated on the U.N. Commission on Human Rights.
    (AP, 5/10/02)
2001        May 10, The US Senate gave final approval to the budget for fiscal 2002.
    (WSJ, 5/11/01, p.A1)
2001        May 10, The Justice Department handed over thousands of documents it said should have been provided to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's attorneys; because of the blunder, McVeigh's execution, set for May 16, was postponed.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/10/02)
2001        May 10, The US FDA cleared Gleevec, a cancer drug made by Novartis. The drug disrupted enzymes that make white blood cells proliferate.
    (WSJ, 5/11/01, p.A3)(SFC, 5/11/01, p.A3)
2001        May 10, NBC and the World Wrestling Federation cancelled the XFL.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.A1)
2001        May 10, Boeing chose Chicago as the site for its new headquarters, replacing Seattle.
    (WSJ, 5/11/01, p.A3)(AP, 5/10/02)
2001        May 10, In Hong Kong at the Fortune Global Forum Bill Clinton urged that China be admitted to the WTO.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.D8)
2001        May 10, In India millions voted in legislative elections in 5 states (Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry) and clashes left 16 people dead. Opposition parties won landslide victories in the 5 state legislatures.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.D8)(SFC, 5/14/01, p.A12)
2001        May 10, In Jakarta, Indonesia, 2 people died in the bombing of a student dormitory. The dorm housed students from Aceh province.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.D4)
2001        May 10, In Kashmir suspected Islamic guerrillas beheaded 8 Hindu villagers after abducting them near Sajan.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.D8)
2001        May 10, Israel retaliated for a roadside bomb that that killed 2 Romanian workers. Rockets were fired at Palestinian police headquarters and Fatah offices in Gaza.
    (WSJ, 5/11/01, p.A1)
2001        May 10, Macedonian and Serb leaders agreed to work together to fight ethnic Albanian guerrillas.
    (WSJ, 5/11/01, p.A1)

2001        May 11, Attorney General John Ashcroft delayed Timothy McVeigh’s execution from May 16 to June 11 due to documents that the FBI had failed to turn over to the defense.
    (BS, 5/12/01, p.1A)(AP, 5/11/02)
2001        May 11, An FDA advisory panel ruled that the allergy medications, Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec, are safe enough for sale without prescriptions.
    (BS, 5/12/01, p.A1)
2001        May 11, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act.
    (SFC, 5/12/01, p.A3)
2001        May 11, A jury in Pittsburgh sentenced Richard Baumhammers to death for killing five people in a racially motivated shooting rampage.
    (AP, 5/11/02)
2001        May 11, Douglas Adams (b.1952), English author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," died in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was buried at London’s Highgate Cemetery.
    (AP, 5/11/02)(AP, 9/29/09)
2001        May 11, In Colombia an army offensive against FARC began in 7 states. After 3 days of fighting 41 rebels and 3 soldiers were dead.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.A12)
2001        May 11, Denise Quinones August of Puerto Rico won the Miss Universe contest held in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
    (SFC, 5/12/01, p.A2)(AP, 5/11/02)
2001        May 11, Cairo authorities arrested 52 males aboard a riverboat restaurant for homosexual activities. 23 of the men were later convicted and sentenced to prison terms of one to five years for immoral behavior and contempt of religion.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.B4)(SSFC, 11/2/14, p.A3)
2001        May 11, In Gaza Israeli bulldozers flattened a police station and 5 homes. Tanks fired at the Jabaliya refugee camp. Surface to air missiles hit downtown Gaza City.
    (BS, 5/12/01, p.9A)(SFC, 5/11/01, p.A16)
2001        May 11, It was reported that a new Salvadoran government report documented brutal conditions in its maquiladora factories. The report was suppressed but one copy made it to the National Labor Committee.
    (SFC, 5/11/01, p.A16)

2001        May 12, Perry Como (b.1913), singer, died at age 88 in Jupiter, Fla. His Perry Como Show ran on TV for 15 years (1948-1963).
    (SSFC, 5/13/01, p.A27)(NW, 12/31/01, p.110)
2001        May 12, In the West Bank Moutasem Sabaa (26), a Palestinian militant, and Ala’a Jaloudi, a Palestinian policeman, were killed in an Israeli helicopter attack. 3 members of the Tanzim militia escaped.
    (SSFC, 5/13/01, p.A13)
2001        May 12, In Somalia Aidid forces gained control of the seaport at Mogadishu in fighting with the Suleiman clan militia. 40 people were left dead including 21 civilians.
    (SSFC, 5/13/01, p.A13)

2001        May 13, Jason Miller (62), actor-playwright  died in Scranton, Pa.
    (AP, 5/13/02)
2001        May 13, Israeli helicopters rocketed Palestinian police compounds in the Gaza Strip. Navy ships fired shells at the Palestinian navy office in the Nusseiraqt refugee camp.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.A9)
2001        May 13, In India author R.K. Narayan died at age 94. His work included 34 novels and hundreds of short stories.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.B2)
2001        May 13, In Italy Silvio Berlusconi’s House of Freedoms coalition led the left-of-center Olive Tree coalition in parliamentary elections. Berlusconi opposed a federal Europe and stood as a proponent of free trade and low taxes.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/15/01, p.A9)
2001        May 13, The center-right won Italy's parliamentary elections, setting the stage for the return to power of media magnate Silvio Berlusconi.
    (AP, 5/13/02)
2001        May 13, Pakistan refused to give refugee status to tens of thousands of Afghans living in the northwest part of the country. An estimated 50,000 Afghans were on the move inside Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.A12)
2001        May 13, In Spain Basque Nationalists won the regional elections.
    (WSJ, 5/11/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/14/01, p.A9)

2001        May 14, The Supreme Court ruled 8-to-0 that there is no exception in federal law for people to use marijuana to ease their pain from cancer, AIDS or other illnesses.
    (SFC, 5/15/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/14/02)
2001        May 14, Promising to be a "determined adversary" toward gun violence, President Bush announced plans to mobilize federal and local prosecutors who would focus exclusively on gun-related crimes.
    (AP, 5/14/02)
2001        May 14, The FBI found in Baltimore another batch of undisclosed records on Timothy McVeigh.
    (SFC, 5/15/01, p.A1)
2001        May 14, Tom Green (52), a bigamist with 5 wives and 29 children, went on trial in SLC for bigamy. Green was convicted May 18 of 4 counts of bigamy and one count of failure to pay child support. Green was sentenced to 5 years in prison and ordered to pay $78,000 to the state for fraudulent welfare checks. In 2002 Green was convicted of child rape for impregnating one wife at age 13. Green was released from prison in 2007.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.A3)(SFC, 5/19/01, p.A7)(SFC, 8/25/01, p.A3)(SFC, 6/25/02, p.A2)(SFC, 8/8/07, p.A5)
2001        May 14, The European Commission announced that it would establish diplomatic ties with North Korea.
    (WSJ, 5/15/01, p.A1)
2001        May 14, It was reported that bookstores in Indonesia had pulled leftist titles under vigilante pressures.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.A10)
2001        May 14, Israeli forces gunned down 5 Palestinian police officers (18-29) at a checkpoint in Beitunia, a suburb of Ramallah. Israel later admitted that the men killed were mistaken for members of Force 17.
    (SFC, 5/15/01, p.A9)(SFC, 5/17/01, p.A10)
2001        May 14, Panama agreed to suspend a 66% increase in bus fares for 7 months following protests and riots in which over 100 people were injured.
    (WSJ, 5/15/01, p.A1)
2001        May 14, In the Philippines midterm elections were held for half the Senate and the entire House of Representatives and 17,600 municipal and provincial posts.
    (SFC, 5/14/01, p.A9)

2001        May 15, The US Federal Reserve lowered the short term federal funds interest rate .5% to 4%.
    (SFC, 5/16/01, p.A1)
2001        May 15, The US government issued new guidelines for managing high cholesterol.
    (SFC, 5/16/01, p.A1)
2001        May 15, In California regulators adopted the highest rate increase in the state’s history. The residential consumer burden was raised by over $100 million.
    (SFC, 5/16/01, p.A1)
2001        May 15, A runaway freight train rolled about 70 miles through Ohio with no one aboard before a railroad employee jumped onto the locomotive and brought it to a stop.
    (AP, 5/15/02)
2001        May 15, In Colombia paramilitary forces kidnapped some 207 workers as they returned home in the state of Casanare.
    (SFC, 5/17/01, p.A10)
2001        May 15, The IMF approved $8 billion in loans to Turkey.
    (WSJ, 5/16/01, p.A1)
2001        May 15, In India gunmen killed 3 Catholic priests at Ngarian in Manipur state.
    (SFC, 5/17/01, p.C4)
2001        May 15, On Israel’s 53rd birthday Israeli troops shot and killed at least 4 Palestinians and over 200 were wounded. An Israeli woman was also killed in the West Bank.
    (SFC, 5/16/01, p.A10)(WSJ, 5/16/01, p.A1)
2001        May 15, A celebratory mood took hold of Japan after the palace formally announced that Crown Princess Masako was pregnant.
    (AP, 5/15/02)
2001        May 15, Macedonia’s new unity government ordered a halt to attacks on ethnic Albanian rebels but warned them to clear out of northern villages within 2 days or face full-scale assaults.
    (SFC, 5/16/01, p.A10)
2001        May 15, Tens of thousands of Palestinians packed town squares in the West Bank town of Ramallah as they marked what they called the day of "catastrophe" in 1948, when they were uprooted and the state of Israel created.
    (AP, 5/15/02)
2001        May 15, In the Philippines gunmen killed a policeman and stole ballot boxes as voting continued. Arroyo’s party held a flimsy lead.
    (WSJ, 5/16/01, p.A1)
2001        May 15, Fidel Castro arrived in Syria from Qatar for a 2-day visit.
    (SFC, 5/16/01, p.D14)
2001        May 15, Yugoslav forces forced ethnic Albanian rebels from the village of Oraovica in the Kosovo-Macedonia buffer zone. 14 rebels were reported killed.
    (SFC, 5/16/01, p.A10)(WSJ, 5/17/01, p.A1)

2001        May 16, The US State Dept. decided to designate the Real IRA as a terrorist organization and banned fund raising by the group and its supporting organizations.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.D4)
2001        May 16, Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen was indicted on charges of spying for Moscow. Hanssen later pleaded guilty to 15 counts of espionage and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (AP, 5/16/02)
2001        May 16, Nathaniel Brazill, a 14-year-old boy who shot his English teacher to death on the last day of the school year, was convicted of second-degree murder in West Palm Beach, Fla. Brazill was later sentenced to 28 years in prison.
    (AP, 5/16/02)
2001        May 16, Timothy McVeigh was scheduled for execution by injection and the event was set to show on closed-circuit TV at an Oklahoma City site restricted to 200 people. The execution was postponed to June 11.
    (WSJ, 4/13/01, p.A1)
2001        May 16, The DJIA rose 342 to 11,215. The Nasdaq rose 80 to 2,166.
    (SFC, 5/17/01, p.B1)
2001        May 16, In Colombia Ronald de Jesus Arrollave, a La Terraza leader, was dragged from his Medellin home and shot to death by 15 hooded gunmen. FARC rebels kidnapped Lothar Hintze, a German businessman, at a tourist complex that he was building in Prado. He was released April 5, 2006.
    (SFC, 5/19/01, p.A12)(AP, 4/6/06)
2001        May 16, In Sierra Leone rebels and pro-government militias agreed to end hostilities and begin disarmament.
    (SFC, 5/17/01, p.A12)
2001        May 16, In Turkey a Casa CN-235 military transport plane crashed and killed 34 people, mostly special-forces soldiers returning from a Kurdish region.
    (SFC, 5/17/01, p.A12)

2001        May 17, The US pledged $43 million in aid to Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.A14)
2001        May 17, President Bush unveiled his energy plan, bracing Americans for a summer of blackouts, layoffs, business closings and skyrocketing fuel costs and warning of "a darker future" without his aggressive plans to drill for more oil and gas and rejuvenate nuclear power.
    (AP, 5/17/02)
2001        May 17, California energy regulators uncovered evidence that some electrical power companies repeatedly shut down generating plants for unnecessary maintenance.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.A1)
2001        May 17, Prof. Li Shaomin (45), a Chinese born US citizen, was charged by China with spying for Taiwan.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.A14)
2001        May 17, In Argentina a Fokker F27 air force plane crashed on takeoff in Mendoza and all 5 officers aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.D4)
2001        May 17, In Colombia the United Self-Defense Forces (AUC) freed 201 recently abducted farmworkers. In Medellin a car bomb killed 7 people and injured 138. The criminal band "La Terraza" was blamed.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.A14)(SFC, 5/19/01, p.A8)
2001        May 17, In Greece a nationwide mass strike took place and some 10,000 demonstrated in Athens to protest a pension overhaul.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.D4)
2001        May 17, In Iran a Russian-built Yak-40 plane crashed in Khorasan province and at least 29 people were killed. The dead included Rahman Dadman, the transport minister, and 7 members of parliament.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.A15)(WSJ, 5/18/01, p.A1)
2001        May 17, In Kazakstan a fire in a 26-story hotel in Almaty killed 4 people.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.D4)
2001        May 17, In Kyrgyzstan a bus fell into a mountain ravine and 19 people were killed.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.D4)
2001        May 17, It was reported that the Mexican government would provide survival kits to citizens planning to cross into the US illegally.
    (SFC, 5/17/01, p.A1)

2001        May 18, Brazil ordered consumers and businesses to cut energy use by 20% due to shortages created by drought. Rationing was to start June 1.
    (SFC, 5/19/01, p.A8)
2001        May 18, In France Loik Le Floch-Prigent, former head of Elf Aquitane SA (1989-1994), told newspapers that millions of dollars were paid in secret commissions to African governments, Spain and Germany, with the approval of 5 presidents.
    (SFC, 5/19/01, p.A8)
2001        May 18, In Hong Kong officials ordered the slaughter of some 1.2 million chickens and other poultry to halt a deadly flu virus.
    (SFC, 5/19/01, p.A12)
2001        May 18, In Israel a suicide bomber killed 7 others and wounded over 100 women and children at a shopping mall in Netanya. Israeli F-16 jets retaliated and killed at 10 Palestinian security personnel in 3 Palestinian cities. Near the Neve Tzuf Jewish settlement Yair Nebentzal (22) was killed by sniper fire.
    (SFC, 5/19/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/18/06)
2001        May 18, The captain and crew of a cargo ship from Bosaso forced overboard some 150 passengers after the vessel developed engine trouble. At least 86 people drowned. Somalia police arrested the captain on June 21.
    (SFC, 6/22/01, p.A16)

2001        May 19, "Point Given" won the Preakness as Derby winner "Monarchos" finished out of the money.
    (AP, 5/19/02)
2001        May 19, The Arab League called on Arab governments to sever political contacts with Israel until the Jewish state ended military action against Palestinians.
    (AP, 5/19/02)
2001        May 19, It was reported that China’s "Strike Hard" anti-crime campaign had resulted in at least 801 executions in the last 3 weeks of April.
    (SFC, 5/19/01, p.A8)
2001        May 19, In Croatian local elections nationalists won 14 of 21 counties.
    (WSJ, 5/22/01, p.A1)
2001        May 19, In Somalia luggage in a bus exploded near Halgan and 26 passengers were killed. Gunpowder in a suitcase was placed near the engine.
    (SSFC, 5/20/01, p.A16)
2001        May 19, In Yemen an explosion in the weapons market of al-Suwaida killed at least 14 people and injured 15.
    (SSFC, 5/20/01, p.A16)

2001        May 20, President Bush, in an address to graduating Notre Dame students, urged a new generation of American voters to "revive the spirit of citizenship" and carry on the work of two Democratic presidents: Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty and welfare reforms under Bill Clinton.
    (http://archives.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/05/20/bush.speech.text/)
2001        May 20, The Italian film "The Son's Room" won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
    (AP, 5/20/02)
2001        May 20, In China 20 miners were feared dead in a gypsum mine in the Guangxi region and another 38-39 were trapped in a coal mine in Sichuan. The miners in Sichuan were working a prison-run mine.
    (SFC, 5/21/01, p.A10)(SFC, 5/22/01, p.A11)
2001        May 20, In China 14 people were executed in 2 cities for robbery and murder.
    (SFC, 5/21/01, p.A10)
2001        May 20, In Iran a power failure by Tavanir, the state-owned utility, left almost the whole country without electricity for several hours.
    (SFC, 5/21/01, p.A10)
2001        May 20, In Iran a woman was stoned to death after her conviction for acting in pornographic films was upheld by the Supreme Court.
    (SFC, 5/22/01, p.A11)
2001        May 20, In Macedonia government troops shelled ethnic Albanian positions in response to machine gun and sniper fire.
    (SFC, 5/22/01, p.A11)
2001        May 20, In Mongolia the 3rd presidential elections were scheduled. Pres. Bagabandi was re-elected with 58% of the vote.
    (SFC, 5/17/01, p.C4)(SFC, 5/22/01, p.A11)

2001        May 21, The Supreme Court ruled, six-to-three, that a radio host cannot be sued for airing a phone conversation taped illegally by a third party.
    (AP, 5/21/02)
2001        May 21, The Mitchell Report on Mideast violence called on Palestinians to jail terrorists and Israel to freeze settlement activity.
    (AP, 5/21/02)
2001        May 21, Ford Motor and Bridgestone/Firestone announced the termination of their century old business relationship.
    (WSJ, 5/23/01, p.A1)
2001        May 21, Joerg C. Tiller of MIT said a new polymer, called hexyl-PVP, could be used as a surface coating and was able to kill common disease-causing organisms.
    (SFC, 5/22/01, p.A6)
2001        May 21, The body of Quetzalcoatl Alba (15) was found in a storage room in the carport area of the Park Plaza Drive apartment complex in Daly City, Ca. Suspects Carlos Maldonado and Erick Morales denied involvement and left the area. In 2007 police found evidence of the crime and tracked down Maldonado in Miami. He attempted to escape police on arrival at the SF Airport and jumped a railing plunging 25 feet to the arrival area of the airport, suffering serious, but non-life threatening injuries. In 2009 police arrested Erick Morales (25) in NY state and planned to extradite him to San Mateo. In 2013 Reynaldo Maldonado (34) was convicted of murder.
    (SFC, 10/24/07, p.B4)(SFC, 10/14/09, p.D2)
2001        May 21, In Seattle, Wa., members of the Earth Liberation Front torched the Univ. of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture causing about $6 million in damage. An Oregon tree farm owned by Jefferson Poplar Farms was also burned. 4 people were later convicted of taking part in the firebombing. One later committed suicide in prison. In 2011 Briana Waters (35) pleaded guilty to arson and related charges in the firebombing. In 2012 Waters was sentenced to 4 years in prison with credit for time served.
    (SFC, 9/16/10, p.C5)(http://uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=3180)(SFC, 6/17/11, p.C3)(SFC, 6/23/12, p.A4)
2001        May 21, In Chile Pres. Ricardo Lagos made a state-of-the-nation address and raised the government’s job creation pledge to 150,000 to help offset rising unemployment.
    (WSJ, 5/25/01, p.A8)
2001        May 21, In Iquique, Chile, 26 prisoners, mostly first time offenders, died after rioting inmates set fires in their cells. Authorities later said the fire was started by accident.
    (WSJ, 5/22/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/23/01, p.A1)
2001        May 21, In Cairo Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an Egyptian American human rights campaigner, was sentenced to 7 years in prison of charges of tarnishing Egypt’s image, accepting foreign money and embezzling funds. His conviction was overturned Dec 3, 2002.
    (SFC, 5/22/01, p.A10)(SFC, 12/4/02, p.A19)
2001        May 21, Amid escalating Middle East violence, an international commission submitted a report calling for end to violence, but it was never implemented.
    (AP, 9/6/03)
2001        May 21, Cardinals from around the world gathered at the Vatican for a three-day meeting to ponder the challenges facing the Roman Catholic Church and who might lead it after Pope John Paul II.
    (AP, 5/21/02)

2001        May 22, Ford Motor Co. said it planned to spend more than $2 billion to replace up to 13 million Firestone tires on its vehicles because of safety concerns.
    (AP, 5/22/02)
2001        May 22, It was reported that researchers had identified a gene linked to Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder.
    (WSJ, 5/22/01, p.A1)
2001        May 22, The Taliban of Afghanistan decreed an edict that would require non-Muslims to wear distinguishing clothing.
    (WSJ, 5/22/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/23/01, p.A1)
2001        May 22, Ethnic Albanian rebels in southern Serbia began laying aside their weapons for collection by NATO.
    (SFC, 5/23/01, p.A12)
2001        May 22, In the Philippines 2 workers were killed at the Pearl Farms resort on Samal Island during an attack by suspected Muslim rebels. Guards repulsed the attack.
    (SFC, 5/24/01, p.C3)
2001        May 22, In Sweden delegates from 127 countries formally adopted a global treaty banning 12 toxic chemicals called persistent organic pollutants (POPS).
    (SFC, 5/23/01, p.C4)

2001        May 23, The US Senate passed an 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut bill.
    (AP, 5/23/02)
2001        May 23, Pres. Bush banned the import of rough diamonds from Liberia in an effort to deprive rebels in Sierra Leone of a source of funds.
    (SFC, 5/24/01, p.C3)
2001        May 23, Pres. Bush met with the Dalai Lama as China condemned the Taiwan president’s visit to NYC.
    (WSJ, 5/24/01, p.A1)
2001        May 23, US Sec. of State Colin Powell began his 4-nation African tour in Mali and met with Pres. Alfa Omar Konare.
    (SFC, 5/24/01, p.C2)
2001        May 23, In Arizona 12 illegal Mexican immigrants were found dead due to dehydration. 2 more were found dead the next day. In 2002 Jesus Lopez-Ramos, one of 3 smugglers, was sentenced to 16 years in prison. In 2004 Luis Alberto Urrea authored "The Devil's Highway: A True Story," about the ill-fated crossing.
    (SFC, 5/24/01, p.A3)(SFC, 5/25/01, p.A3)(SFC, 2/23/02, p.A5)(SSFC, 4/11/04, p.M2)
2001        May 23, An Israeli contractor was killed in an ambush in the West Bank. 38 Palestinians including 15 children were wounded in a firefight at the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza.
    (SFC, 5/24/01, p.A14)
2001        May 23, India called off a 6-month cease-fire in Kashmir and at the same time invited Pakistan’s military leader to visit and discuss how to bring peace to the region.
    (SFC, 5/24/01, p.C2)
2001        May 23, The UN reported that in Sierra Leone some 2,300 fighters turned in their weapons in the 1st 6 days of a new disarmament deal.
    (SFC, 5/24/01, p.C3)
2001        May 23, The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) opened for signature in Stockholm, Sweden. The convention entered into force on May 17th, 2004 with ratification by an initial 128 parties and 151 signatories.
    (http://tinyurl.com/5exstm)(SSFC, 7/6/08, p.A2)

2001        May 24, US Sec. of State Colin Powell traveled to South Africa as part of his 4-nation African tour to promote the fight against AIDS.
    (WSJ, 5/25/01, p.A11)
2001        May 24, Senator James Jeffords of Vermont (67) announced that he would quit the Republican Party and declare himself an independent. This gave the Democrats control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1994 The switch would become official upon the completion of the tax-cut bill.
    (SFC, 5/24/01, p.A1)(SFC, 5/25/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/24/02)
2001        May 24, It was reported that St. Jude Medical had designed a new aortic connector to make operations easier in bypass surgery.
    (WSJ, 5/24/01, p.A1)
2001        May 24, In Angola De Beers suspended investment and prospecting for diamonds due to lack of clarity over its legal rights. Rebel groups controlled many of the diamond mines.
    (SFC, 5/25/01, p.D6)
2001        May 24, The Israeli Air Force shot down a small plane off the coast and killed a Lebanese student pilot (43). Israel sent tanks into the Gaza Strip and 2 people were killed.
    (SFC, 5/25/01, p.A14)(WSJ, 5/25/01, p.A1)
2001        May 24, In Jerusalem a Jewish wedding hall collapsed and 23 people were killed in a horrifying scene captured on videotape.
    (SFC, 5/25/01, p.A14)(AP, 5/24/02)
2001        May 24, In Macedonia Albanians said that government fire killed 7 civilians.
    (WSJ, 5/25/01, p.A1)
2001        May 24, In Nepal Erik Weihenmayer (32) of Golden, Colorado, became the 1st blind person to reach the top of Mt. Everest. Sherman Bull of New Canaan, Conn., became the oldest person to reach the peak. 94 climbers reached the summit over 4 days.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 5/27/01, p.A14)
2001        May 24, Pakistan’s foreign minister, Maj. Gen. Rashid Qureshi, accused India of state terrorism in Kashmir and said his nation would accept an invitation from India for talks.
    (SFC, 5/25/01, p.A16)
2001        May 24, In the Philippines Muslim rebels kidnapped 40 people traveling from Basilan to Babuan Island.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.A10)
2001        May 24, In Spain Santiago Oleaga Elejabarrieta (54), financial director of the El Diario Vasco daily newspaper, was shot and killed. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 5/25/01, p.D6)
2001        May 24, In Sudan the government planned to halt air strikes against rebels in the south May 25 in an effort to reach a cease-fire.
    (SFC, 5/25/01, p.D6)

2001        May 25, A federal appeals court lifted an injunction on publication of "The Wind Done Gone," Alice Randall's satirical retelling of "Gone With The Wind" from a black viewpoint.
    (AP, 5/25/02)
2001        May 25, US Sec. of State Colin Powell spoke to students at the Univ. of Witwatersrand and called on Pres. Mugabe of Zimbabwe to submit to free elections next year.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.B12)
2001        May 25, It was reported that the US economy grew a revised 1.3% from Jan. to March. The DJIA dropped 117 to 11,005. Nasdaq dropped 31 to 2,251.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.E1)
2001        May 25, PG&E filed for permission to award $17.5 million in additional payouts to the management team that guided the company to bankruptcy.
    (SFC, 5/30/01, p.A1)
2001        May 25, In Colombia 2 bombs exploded in front of Bogota’s National Univ. and 4 people were killed.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.A9)
2001        May 25, In Georgia some 400 National Guard mutinied over improved living conditions at a base 25 miles northeast of Tbilisi.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.A10)
2001        May 25, In Macedonia government troops began a ground assault against rebels and some 3,000 civilians fled the area.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.B12)
2001        May 25, Three Palestinian suicide bombers attacked in Hadera and Gaza but only killed themselves.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.A8)
2001        May 25, In Serbia police linked former Pres. Slobodan Milosevic to a 1999 coverup of Kosovo atrocities that included the dumping of bodies in the Danube.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.A8)
2001        May 25, In Sierra Leone the Revolutionary United Front surrendered 581 boys and 10 girls (6-11) to the UN.
    (SFC, 5/26/01, p.A10)

2001        May 26, Republicans and moderate Democrats drove a sweeping $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax cut through Congress, handing President Bush a political triumph. Some 100 million refund checks were due to be mailed out by Oct 1.
    (SSFC, 5/27/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/26/02)
2001        May 26, Sec. of State Colin Powell met with Pres. Daniel arap Moi of Kenya and urged to step aside for the 2002 elections.
    (SSFC, 5/27/01, p.A12)
2001        May 26, In England riots broke out in Oldham between whites and residents of East Indian origin.
    (SFC, 5/28/01, p.B12)

2001        May 27, Indy rookie Helio Castroneves led teammate and fellow Brazilian Gil de Ferran in a 1-2 Roger Penske finish, giving the renowned owner a triumphant return to the Indianapolis 500.
    (AP, 5/27/02)
2001        May 27, Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo married Maria Sung in a mass ceremony conducted by Rev. Sun Myung Moon in NYC. In Aug Milingo was reported to have recommitted his life to the Catholic Church. Marie Sung went on a hunger strike. Sung later resigned herself to Milingo’s return to the Church.
    (SFC, 8/15/01, p.A6)(SFC, 8/31/01, p.D5)
2001        May 27, Sec. of State Colin Powell stopped in Uganda and urged the government of Sudan to halt bombing in southern towns and to stop interfering with the delivery of emergency assistance to victims of drought and war.
    (SFC, 5/28/01, p.B12)
2001        May 27, In Indonesia Pres. Wahid threatened to declare a state of emergency if impeachment proceedings begin.
    (SFC, 5/28/01, p.B12)
2001        May 27, In Mexican gubernatorial elections in Yucatan Patricio Patron of the National Action Party led Orlando Paredes of the PRI.
    (SFC, 5/28/01, p.B12)
2001        May 27, In Nepal a 3-day strike was called by the opposition parties who demanded that Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala resign for his role in a bribery case involving the lease of a commercial jet for state-run Royal Nepal Airlines.
    (SFC, 5/28/01, p.B12)
2001        May 27, Gunmen abducted 21 people from the Dos Palmas Island Resort in Palawan province. Guillermo Sobero from Corona, Ca., was one of the 3 abducted Americans. The Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility. Sobero was later beheaded. Missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham were among the kidnapped. A $300,000 ransom for the Burnhams was paid in 2002, but the rebels then asked for $200,000 more. [see Jun 7, 2002]
    (SSFC, 5/27/01, p.A12)(SFC, 5/29/01, p.A8)(SFC, 10/25/01, p.C2)(SFC, 11/27/01, p.A6)(SFC, 4/27/02, p.A11)

2001        May 28, President Bush honored America's veterans with the Memorial Day signing of legislation to construct a World War II monument on the National Mall.
    (SFC, 5/29/01, p.A3)(AP, 5/28/02)
2001        May 28, The US and China tentatively agreed that the US spy plane on Hainan Island would be dismantled and possibly flown home aboard a giant Antonov-124 transport.
    (WSJ, 5/29/01, p.A1)
2001        May 28, U.S. Rep. Joseph Moakley, D-Mass., died at age 74.
    (AP, 5/28/02)
2001        May 28, In the Central African Republic at least 12 people were killed in a failed coup attempt against Pres. Ange-Felix Patasse. 80 people in 2002 went on trial for the attempted coup.
    (SFC, 5/29/01, p.A12)(SFC, 2/15/02, p.A10)
2001        May 28, In Colombia FARC guerrillas killed at least 24 residents of villages near Tierralta over the last 2 days.
    (SFC, 6/1/01, p.D3)
2001        May 28, In Cyprus the AKEL, a communist party, won parliamentary elections in the Greek Cypriot portion of the island.
    (SFC, 5/29/01, p.A12)
2001        May 28, In Indonesia the attorney general cleared Pres. Wahid of involvement in 2 corruption cases that led to his censure.
    (SFC, 5/29/01, p.A10)
2001        May 28, Israel and the Palestinians agreed to resume talks on security cooperation.
    (SFC, 5/29/01, p.A12)

2001        May 29, Pres. Bush met with Gov. Davis in Los Angeles. Bush ruled out federal price controls and Davis said he would sue to impose controls.
    (SFC, 5/30/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/29/02)
2001        May 29, The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.
    (AP, 5/29/02)
2001        May 29, Four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted in New York of a global conspiracy to murder Americans, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.
    (SFC, 5/30/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/29/02)
2001        May 29, Intel unveiled its new 64-bit processor, the Itanium, previously known under the code name Merced. A 2nd generation of the chip, code-named McKinley, was planned for 2002. The project was a joint venture with HP.
    (WSJ, 5/29/01, p.A1)(Econ, 2/28/04, p.63)
2001        May 29, The US National Marine Fisheries Service declared the California coast white abalone an endangered species.
    (SFC, 5/30/01, p.A3)
2001        May 29, In Israel and the West Bank 3 Palestinians and 3 Israelis were killed.
    (SFC, 5/30/01, p.A10)(WSJ, 5/30/01, p.A1)
2001        May 29, In Macedonia key leaders agreed to set aside a dispute over a joint declaration signed by ethnic Albanian politicians and a guerrilla leader that did not require an immediate stop to fighting.
    (SFC, 5/30/01, p.A10)
2001        May 29, In Mexico City Jesus Ignacio Carrola Gutierrez, a former director of the judicial police, was found slain execution-style with his 2 brothers. Carrola had resigned in 1997 under pressure of alleged links to drug traffickers and human rights abuses by police under his command.
    (SFC, 5/30/01, p.A12)
2001        May 29, Pakistan accepted India’s offer for peace talks on Kashmir.
    (WSJ, 5/30/01, p.A1)
2001        May 29, The Ukraine Parliament confirmed Anatoly Kinakh as prime minister.
    (SFC, 5/30/01, p.A12)

2001        May 30, Moses Malone and college coaches Mike Krzyzewski and John Chaney entered the Basketball Hall of Fame.
    (AP, 5/30/02)   
2001        May 30, Pres. Bush spoke from Sequoia National Park and renewed his campaign promise to spend $4.9 billion to restore the nation’s national parks and to protect "these works of God" and other natural treasures from mankind.
    (SFC, 5/31/01, p.A1)(AP, 5/30/02)
2001        May 30, In France Roland Dumas, a former foreign minister, was sentenced to 6 months in jail for corruption. Alfred Sirven, 2nd in command at Elf, was sentenced to 4 years in jail along with a fine. Loik Le Floch-Prigent, former Elf president was sentenced to 3 ½ years in jail; along with a fine. Christine Deviers-Joncour was sentenced to 3 years in jail with half suspended.
    (SFC, 5/31/01, p.A12)
2001        May 30 In Germany lawmakers gave the final approval for $4.5 billion in payments to the last uncompensated Nazi victims of slave labor.
    (SFC, 5/31/01, p.A12)
2001        May 30, In Indonesia the parliament voted to begin impeachment proceedings against Pres. Wahid. Lawmakers called on a special assembly to end his 19-month tenure.
    (SFC, 5/31/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 5/31/01, p.A1)
2001        May 30, Libya flew troops and weapons to the Central African Republic to help Pres. Patasse to put down a coup attempt.
    (WSJ, 5/31/01, p.A1)
2001        May 30, In Russia Pres. Putin ousted the head Gazprom and installed an ally to head the natural gas monopoly.
    (WSJ, 5/31/01, p.A1)

2001        May 31, Veteran FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleaded innocent to charges of spying for Moscow. He later changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 5/31/02)
2001        May 31, Timothy McVeigh decided to seek a postponement of his execution "to promote integrity in the criminal justice system."
    (SFC, 6/1/01, p.A1)
2001        May 31, Microsoft released its new Office XP for Windows software.
    (SFC, 5/31/01, p.C1)
2001        May 31, Arlene Francis, actress and TV personality, died in San Francisco at age 93.
    (AP, 5/31/02)
2001        May 31, In Afghanistan the Taliban barred female foreign-aid workers from driving. The virtue ministry said the activity is harmful for society.
    (WSJ, 6/1/01, p.A1)
2001        May 31, In Cuba a group of journalists led by Raul Rivero formed an independent association, the 1st under Castro’s rule.
    (SFC, 6/1/01, p.D3)
2001        May 31, In Israel a Jewish settler was killed in the West Bank and Palestinian (17) was killed during a clash in Ramallah. Since Sept. 483 Palestinians have died and 88 Israelis including 24 settlers.
    (SFC, 6/1/01, p.D6)
2001        May 31, Faisal Husseini (60), a moderate Palestinian leader, died in Kuwait of a heart attack. He was a member of the PLO’s executive committee and head of the Fatah on the West Bank.
    (SFC, 6/1/01, p.D5)(AP, 5/31/02)
2001        May 31, The people of Somaliland voted 97.1% in a referendum for independence. The referendum was opposed by the government of Somalia and did not lead to any state recognising the independence of Somaliland.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaliland_constitutional_referendum,_2001)

2001        May, Arthur Anderson & Co. agreed to pay $110 million to settle shareholder suits arising from an accounting scandal at Sunbeam.
    (WSJ, 6/7/02, p.A6)
2001        May, Apple Corp. announced plans to open 25 retail stores.
    (SFC, 1/24/04, p.A12)
2001        May, Louis A Bloomfield, a Univ. of Virginia physics professor, acting on tip from student; used computer program to find 60 term papers out of 1,800 papers that were nearly identical; findings raise questions about whether Internet has increased cheating. 48 students were dismissed or had their degrees revoked in the cheating scandal.
    (http://tinyurl.com/yacr6w)(WSJ, 1/21/06, p.P8)
2001        May, India's Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Science and Technology division, Murli Manohar Joshi, announced that the ruins of an ancient civilization had been discovered off the coast of Gujarat. In Dec, 2000, India’s National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) made controversial findings in the Gulf of Cambay, also known as the Gulf of Khambhat. The structures and artifacts discovered by NIOT claimed the existence of submerged city-like structures dating to 7500 BC.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_archaeology_in_the_Gulf_of_Cambay)

2001        Jun 1, The Bush administration removed curbs on the sale of $800 million in goods to Iraq. A UN oil-for-food exchange was extended for 1 month rather than the normal 6 months. Iraq responded by saying it wouldn’t resume oil exports.
    (SFC, 6/2/01, p.A9)(WSJ, 6/4/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 1, Logging trucks were set on fire to protest logging on the slopes of Mount Hood, Oregon. 4 activists including Michael Scarpitti were charged. In 2004 Scarpitti was arrested in Vancouver, BC, while trying to shoplift some bolt cutters. In 2005 Canada ordered that Scarpitti, aka Tre Arrow, be extradited to the US to face firebombing charges. In 2007 Suzanne Savoie was sentenced to 4 years and 3 months for her role in this and one another arson fire. In 2008 Scarpitti was extradited to the US to face ecoterrorism charges.
    (SFC, 2/16/04, p.A7)(SFC, 7/8/05, p.A3)(SFC, 6/1/07, p.A3)(SSFC, 3/2/08, p.A2)
2001        Jun 1, Hank Ketcham (b.1920), the creator of the "Dennis the Menace" cartoon, died in Pebble Beach at age 81.
    (SFC, 6/2/01, p.A1)(NW, 12/31/01, p.108)
2001        Jun 1, In Indonesia Pres. Wahid fired the security minister, attorney general, national police chief and 2 other Cabinet ministers in an attempt to thwart efforts to remove him from office.
    (SFC, 6/2/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 1, In Israel a Palestinian suicide bomber killed 21 young people at a Tel Aviv disco. At least 80 people were injured in the Hamas attack.
    (SFC, 6/2/01, p.A1)(SFC, 12/30/01, p.D3)
2001        Jun 1, In Nepal Crown Prince Dipendra (29) killed at least 8 members of the royal family before shooting himself. King Birendra, Queen Aiswarya, Princess Shruti, Prince Nirajan, 3 of the King’s sisters and a brother-in-law were all shot to death. Dipendra was put on life support and Prince Gyanendra (54), the king’s younger brother, was appointed as assistant to the crown. There was an apparent dispute over his upcoming marriage.
    (SFC, 6/2/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A14)
2001        Jun 1, In South Africa Nkosi Johnson (12), a victim of AIDS, died. In 2000 he had spoken to int’l. delegates and implored South Africa to provide HIV-positive pregnant women with anti-retroviral drugs to block transmission of the virus to children at birth.
    (SFC, 1/12/01, p.A18)(SFC, 6/2/01, p.A8)

2001        Jun 2, Imogene Coca (b.1908), co-star with Sid Caesar of the 1950s "Your Show of Shows" TV program, died at age 92 in Westport, Conn.
    (SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A29)(NW, 12/31/01, p.108)
2001        Jun 2, In the West Bank Yasser Arafat announced that he would make every effort to bring about an unconditional cease-fire.
    (SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 2, In Colombia the government and FARC guerrillas agreed to swap sick prisoners followed later by a swap of healthy prisoners.
    (SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A16)
2001        Jun 2, Nepal's Crown Prince Dipendra, on life support after killing at least eight members of the royal family, including his parents, before turning the gun on himself, was named king by Nepal's State Council.
    (AP, 6/2/02)
2001        Jun 2, In the Philippines government forces engaged Muslim separatists at Lamitan on Basilan Island. At least 12 soldiers were killed in 2 days of fighting. New hostages were reported taken. It was later reported that army officers accepted bribes to allow Abu Sayyaf rebels to escape.
    (SFC, 6/2/01, p.A8)(SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A16)(SFC, 8/25/01, p.A9)

2001        Jun 3, The 2001 Tony winners included the play "Proof" and a lifetime achievement award to musical director Paul Gemignani. Mel Brooks' musical comedy "The Producers" won a record 12 Tony Awards.
    (SFC, 6/4/01, p.E3)(AP, 6/3/02)
2001        Jun 3, It was reported that the newest teen dance was called "freaking" and involved the partners, male behind female, thrusting to a hip-hop beat as in "Get Ur Freak On."
    (SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A23)
2001        Jun 3, Anthony Quinn (b.1915), film actor, died in Boston at age 86. His films included "Zorba the Greek" (1964) and "Viva Zapata" (1952).
    (SFC, 6/4/01, p.A1)(NW, 12/31/01, p.111)
2001        Jun 3, In California pilot Daniel Katz (24) disappeared while flying over San Bernardino National Forest. This spurred one of the most extensive and high-tech searches in the area's history. In 2008 the wreckage of his rented plane was found on a steep mountainside north of Rancho Cucamonga near Lytle Creek.
    (AP, 9/23/08)
2001        Jun 3, In Bangladesh 10 people were killed in a church bombing in Baniarchar. Police later detained 7 suspects.
    (SFC, 6/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Jun 3, It was reported the Burundi was poised for war due to conflicts between the Hutu majority and Tutsi minority.
    (SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A16)
2001        Jun 3, In Indonesia over 100 police generals rejected Pres. Wahid’s decision to fire police chief Suroyo Bimantoro.
    (SFC, 6/4/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 3, In Peru Alejandro Toledo won the presidency over ex-president Alan Garcia.
    (SFC, 6/4/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/3/02)
2001        Jun 3, It was reported that Singapore may consider reviewing the 1992 ban on chewing gum to allow nicotine gum for smokers.
    (SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A16)

2001        Jun 4, Pres. Bush spoke in the Florida Everglades and underlined his request for $58 million in the 2002 budget for Everglades restoration.
    (SFC, 6/5/01, p.A3)
2001        Jun 4, It was reported that US Defense Sec. Donald Rumsfeld had virtually cut off all Pentagon contacts with the Chinese armed forces in displeasure over the spy plane incident. Rumsfeld announced that he had given limited permission to resume military-to-military contacts with China due to the progress in the resolution of the spy plane incident.
    (SFC, 6/4/01, p.A10)(SFC, 6/5/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 4, Nevada lawmakers approved a bill to legalize Internet gambling and passed a medical marijuana measure.
    (WSJ, 6/5/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 4, Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $400 million to Pitney Bowes to settle a 6-year-old patent dispute over printer technology.
    (SFC, 6/5/01, p.C1)
2001        Jun 4, In India government troops battled Islamic rebels on 3 fronts and 23 people were killed. 4 civilians died when a grenade missed a paramilitary bunker and exploded at a crowded bus station.
    (SFC, 6/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Jun 4, As Israeli soldiers and Palestinians exchanged fire in Rafah, Hamas said that it would join the cease-fire.
    (SFC, 6/5/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 4, In Nepal King Dipendra died 3 days after allegedly shooting the royal family and himself. Prince Gyanendra was named king.
    (SFC, 6/4/01, p.A8)(AP, 6/4/02)
2001        Jun 4, In Russia most of the production of vodka stopped due to the lack of government stamps, which were ordered to fight bootlegging and boost taxes.
    (WSJ, 6/5/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 4, In Sri Lanka anti-terrorist commandos killed 14 Tamil Tiger rebels trying to infiltrate the Ampara district.
    (SFC, 6/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Jun 4, In Zimbabwe Chenjerai Hunzvi (Hitler Hunzvi), a leader of the war veterans, died at age 51. He had led the violent occupations of white-owned farms.
    (SFC, 6/5/01, p.A14)

2001        Jun 5, Pres. Bush sent George Tenet, the CIA director, to help Middle East security talks.
    (SFC, 6/6/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 5, Defense Sec. Donald Rumsfeld visited Macedonia as Albanian rebels clashed with government troops near Tetovo.
    (WSJ, 6/6/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 5, Senate Republicans spent their last full day in power before turning control over to Democrats, a change that came about because of a decision by Vermont Sen. James Jeffords to leave the GOP and become an independent.
    (SFC, 6/6/01, p.A3)(AP, 6/5/02)
2001        Jun 5, In Afghanistan the Taliban ordered foreigners to obey strict Muslim laws or face expulsion.
    (SFC, 6/6/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 5, It was reported that the ecstasy drug was a big hit in Chinese night clubs. It had begun filtering in from Hong Kong in 1998.
    (SFC, 6/5/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 5, In China 13 children were killed in a fire at a kindergarten dormitory in Nanchang.
    (SFC, 6/6/01, p.C3)
2001        Jun 5, In Romania 10 people were killed in Constanta when workers set off an explosion while welding the hull of a Maltese oil tanker.
    (SFC, 6/6/01, p.C3)

2001        Jun 6, Pres. Bush announced plans to restart negotiations with North Korea on issues ranging from missile production to border soldier deployment.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 6, Democrats formally assumed control of the U.S. Senate; the unprecedented shift in power came about after the decision of Vermont Republican James Jeffords to become an independent.
    (AP, 6/6/02)
2001        Jun 6, A jury in Los Angeles awarded more than $3 billion to lifelong smoker Richard Boeken, deciding that tobacco giant Philip Morris was responsible for his incurable lung cancer. The jury award was reduced by a Superior Court judge to $100 million, then cut to $50 million by an appeals court; the U.S. Supreme Court refused in March 2006 to consider tossing out the award altogether; Boeken died in 2002.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.A3)(AP, 6/6/06)
2001        Jun 6, A report by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that industrial greenhouse gases would likely raise temperatures 2.5-10.4 degrees Fahrenheit before the end of the century.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 6, Pfizer announced that it would distribute Diflucan, a treatment for cryptococcal meningitis, for free to AIDS patients in 50 of the world’s least developed countries.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 6, In the Central African Republic fighting continued in Bangui and some 50,000 civilians had fled to the forests. Food was scarce and disease outbreaks were feared.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 6, In Macedonia the government threatened to declare a state of war after 5 soldiers were killed in an attack by ethnic Albanian rebels.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 6, In Russia lawmakers approved a plan for storing nuclear waste in Siberia to earn an estimated $20 billion over 10 years.
    (SFC, 6/7/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 6, In Rwanda government troops attacked Hutu militiamen crossing into the country from Congo and 150 were killed.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A18)

2001        Jun 7, Pres. Bush signed a $1.3 trillion tax cut bill. It included rising exemptions on estate taxes until 2010 at which point they would return.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/11/01, p.A3)
2001        Jun 7, The US and China agreed on a final plan for the removal of the US spy plane from Hainan Island.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A16)
2001        Jun 7, A three-judge panel of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's request for an execution delay.
    (AP, 6/7/02)
2001        Jun 7, A federal judge refused to stop plans for a World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 6/7/02)
2001        Jun 7, In Argentina former Pres. Carlos Menem was arrested for leading a conspiracy to sell $100 million worth of weapons to Croatia and Ecuador while in office in 1991 and 1995. He was indicted July 4.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A16)(WSJ, 6/8/01, p.A13)(SFC, 7/5/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 7, In Bolivia former president Victor Paz Estensorro, founder of the National Revolutionary Movement, died at age 93.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.D5)
2001        Jun 7, Britain held elections. PM Tony Blair’s labor Party won the elections and a 2nd term with 44% of the popular vote. Labor had promised to achieve full employment in every region.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A16)(Econ, 3/10/07, p.52)
2001        Jun 7, China published new rules on genetic engineering. The government took broad oversight over the industry and required clear labeling on genetically altered foods.
    (WSJ, 6/8/01, p.A13)
2001        Jun 7, Mamoru Takuma (37) stabbed at least 29 people at the Ikeda Elementary School in Osaka, Japan, and killed 8 children. He was executed in 2004.
    (SFC, 6/8/01, p.A16)(SFC, 9/4/01, p.A6)(Econ, 9/18/04, p.50)
2001        Jun 7, In Macedonia ethnic Albanian rebels declared a cease-fire as the president prepared a peace proposal to avert a declaration of war.
    (WSJ, 6/8/01, p.A1)

2001        Jun 8, Five Cuban men were convicted in the US for operating as unregistered foreign agents. Gerardo Hernandez (36) was sentenced to life in prison on Dec 12 for conspiracy in the deaths of 4 aviators shot down by Cuba in 1996. Antonio Guerrero (43), convicted for spying while working a Navy base in Florida, was sentenced to life in prison on Dec 27. In 2009 Guerrero’s sentence was reduced to 20 years. Fernando Gonzalez, known to US authorities by his alias, Ruben Campa, completed his sentence in 2014 at a prison in Arizona and was deported to Cuba.
    (SFC, 12/13/01, p.A4)(SFC, 12/28/01, p.A5)(SFC, 10/14/09, p.A4)(AP, 2/27/14)
2001        Jun 8, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Labor Party swept to a second term, winning re-election by a crushing margin.
    (AP, 6/8/02)
2001        Jun 8, In Guatemala 3 soldiers and a priest were found guilty of the 1998 murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi. The officers were sentenced to 30 years in prison and Rev. Orantes was sentenced to 20 years. An appeals court in 2002 granted a new trial.
    (SFC, 6/9/01, p.A8)(AP, 10/8/02)
2001        Jun 8, In Iran Pres. Khatami was elected to a 2nd term with nearly 77% of the vote.
    (SFC, 6/9/01, p.A8)(SFC, 6/11/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 8, Irish voters rejected the EU’s Nice treaty to pave the way for 12 new members. The Irish reportedly feared immigrants in search of jobs and participation in an EU Rapid Reaction Force.
    (SFC, 6/9/01, p.A9)(Econ, 3/17/07, SR p.10)
2001        Jun 8, A knife-wielding man killed eight children at a Japanese elementary school.
    (AP, 6/8/02)
2001        Jun 8, In Macedonia rebels seized Aracinovo, 5 miles from Skopje, without firing a shot.
    (SFC, 6/13/01, p.D2)

2001        Jun 9, The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup by defeating the defending champion New Jersey Devils 3-1 in game seven.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2001        Jun 9, Point Given won the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2001        Jun 9, China and the United States announced an agreement on farm subsidies and other remaining issues blocking Beijing's bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO).
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2001        Jun 9, Israeli tank shells killed 3 Palestinian women, Nessra Malaha (65), Salimia Malaha (46) and Hikmet Malaha (17), in the Gaza Strip.
    (SSFC, 6/10/01, p.A15)

2001        Jun 10, The Supreme Court, without comment, turned down a request to allow the videotaping of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's execution, scheduled for the following day.
    (AP, 6/10/02)
2001        Jun 10, Tropical storm Allison hung over Texas and Louisiana and killed at least 16 people. Pres. Bush declared 28 counties disaster areas due to flooding.
    (SSFC, 6/10/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 6/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 10, In Italy Silvio Berlusconi (64), known as Il Cavaliere, became premier for a 2nd time and formed his Cabinet. He promised a 100-day revolution to transform the economy.
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.A8)(SFC, 9/7/01, p.A15)
2001        Jun 10, In Macedonia ethnic Albanian rebel leader Commander Hoxha threatened to take the insurgency into the cities unless government stopped fighting in the north.
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 10, In Spain thousands marched in Madrid to protest an upcoming visit by Pres. Bush.
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.A10)

2001        Jun 11, It was reported that Intel researchers had developed tiny silicon transistors that would allow production of chips with 1 billion transistors by 2007.
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.D1)
2001        Jun 11, Timothy McVeigh (33) was executed by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terra Haute, Ind., for the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing. For his final statement he issue a hand-written copy of "Invictus," a poem written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley, whose last 2 lines read "I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/12/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 11, The Colombia AUC named a new 9-man command council to lead its fight against rebel guerrillas.
    (SFC, 6/12/01, p.A9)
2001        Jun 11, In northern Colombia, thousands turned out to protest a US-backed program to aerially eradicate coca crops. They wanted the government to manually eradicate the plant used to make cocaine instead of spraying the countryside.
    (AP, 6/11/03)
2001        Jun 11, In Germany Chancellor Schroeder and leading energy companies signed an agreement to shut down the country’s 19 nuclear power plants. Average operation was limited to 32 years and the last would close around 2021.
    (SFC, 6/12/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 11, In Macedonia ethnic Albanian rebels and the government announced cease-fires.
    (SFC, 6/12/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 11, In Slovakia 17 Indian would-be immigrants were believed to have drowned while trying to cross the Morava River from Slovakia to the Czech Republic.
    (SFC, 6/14/01, p.C3)

2001        Jun 12, Pres. Bush on his 1st major overseas trip met with Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar in Madrid and pushed for his missile defense shield.
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.A10)(SFC, 6/13/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 12, A federal court in NYC sentenced Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali, a Saudi Arabian follower of Osama bin Laden, to life in prison without parole for his role in the deadly 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya.
    (SFC, 6/13/01, p.A3)(AP, 6/12/02)
2001        Jun 12, Gov. Jebb Bush signed into law a bill banning the execution of mentally retarded killers. Florida became the 15th state to do so.
    (SFC, 6/13/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 12, In Florida Tropical Storm Allison killed another 4 people. 5 were killed in the Panhandle a week earlier.
    (SFC, 6/13/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 12, Amos Perlmutter, US political scientist and author, died at age 69. His 15 books included "The Life and Times of Menachim Begin" (1987) and "The Military and Politics in Modern Times" (1977).
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A27)
2001        Jun 12, It was reported that Berlin suffered from a $30 million debt. The left-right coalition under mayor Eberhard Diepgen recently collapsed.
    (SFC, 6/12/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 12, In Ecuador a mudslide killed 36 stranded motorists in the Andes. The deaths raised to 41 the total dead from recent heavy storms.
    (SFC, 6/13/01, p.D4)
2001        Jun 12, Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a cease-fire following 6 days of mediation by US CIA director George Tenet.
    (SFC, 6/13/01, p.D2)
2001        Jun 12, Macedonia broke ties with Taiwan and restored relations with China.
    (WSJ, 6/13/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 12, In Macedonia gunmen shot dead Naser Hani (42), an intermediary between militants and government parties.
    (SFC, 6/14/01, p.C3)
2001        Jun 12, In central Nigeria clashes erupted between the Azare and Tiv communities.
    (SFC, 6/30/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 12, In the Philippines Muslim rebels on Basilan Island claimed to have beheaded Guillermo Sobero of Corona, Ca., one of the hostages kidnapped May 27.
    (SFC, 6/12/01, p.A8)(SFC, 6/13/01, p.D4)

2001        Jun 13, Pres. Bush  met behind closed doors with NATO leaders in Brussels, Belgium, and pitched his missile shield plan with mixed response.
    (SFC, 6/14/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/13/02)
2001        Jun 13, The US House voted (422-2) to forbid foreign oil companies doing business in Sudan from selling securities in the US.
    (SFC, 6/14/01, p.C3)
2001        Jun 13, Kraft Foods went public in the NY Stock Exchange.
    (WSJ, 4/16/03, p.C1)
2001        Jun 13, SF police shot and killed Idriss Stelley (23) at the Sony Metreon complex. Stelley was suffering a mental breakdown and had cut an officer with a knife. Officers fired over 20 shots and wounded one of their men.
    (SFC, 6/20/01, p.A16)(SFC, 12/5/06, p.A1)
2001        Jun 13, Israel eased travel restrictions into the West Bank and Gaza as the armistice went into effect. Under the agreement Israel had 48 hours to pull tanks and troops back and Palestinians were due to start arresting militants planning attacks.
    (SFC, 6/14/01, p.A14)
2001        Jun 13, In the USA Virgin Islands police Corporal Wendell Williams (49) disappeared after ending his midnight shift. On Feb 10, 2012, a team of 70 police officers arrested five suspects in the case, including one in Georgia with the help of federal agents.
    (AP, 2/10/12)
2001        Jun 13, In Zimbabwe the government increase gas prices by over 70% and labor unions threatened to shut down the economy.
    (SFC, 6/14/01, p.C3)

2001        Jun 14, Pres. Bush clashed with EU leaders in Sweden over his global warming policy, unwavering in his opposition to a global warming treaty. The EU leaders said they would move to implement the Kyoto treaty without the US.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/14/02)
2001        Jun 14, Pres. Bush ordered a stop to the Navy bombing exercises on Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island. Cleanup was estimated to cost hundreds of millions and take decades. Bombing practice was set to stop by May, 2003.
    (SFC, 6/14/01, p.A3)(SFC, 6/15/01, p.D3)(WSJ, 6/15/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 14, It was reported that FERC planned to impose round-the-clock price restrictions on wholesale electricity sold to California.
    (SFC, 6/14/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 14, In Chicago Paul Frederick Runge (31) was charged with the murders of 6 women and an 11-year-old girl between 1995-1997.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.D2)
2001        Jun 14, In Algeria hundreds of thousands of people protested in Algiers over economic and political issues and 2 journalists were killed in clashes with riot police.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.A18)
2001        Jun 14, A forum in China inducted Uzbekistan as the 6th member of a regional group (the Shanghai Five) that included China, Russia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The 5-year-old group hoped to counterbalance US influence and fight Islamic separatism.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.D6)(WSJ, 6/14/01, p.C11)
2001        Jun 14, Riot police in Northern Ireland protected Catholic children going to school in North Belfast.
    (SFC, 12/30/01, p.D3)
2001        Jun 14, In Israel Lt. Col. Yehuda Edri (45) was killed by a Palestinian man, who was then killed by Edri’s bodyguard. Another Palestinian man was killed in a driveby shooting in the West Bank and Jewish settlers were suspect.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.A18)
2001        Jun 14, Macedonia asked for NATO troops the help disarm ethnic Albanian rebels. NATO Sec. Gen. Lord Robertson ruled out military intervention.       
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.D6)
2001        Jun 14, A tanker capsized in a sea lane between Malaysia and Singapore. The MT Endah Lestari with 660 tons of phenol rolled as it was towed. Unknown amounts of phenol and a large amount of diesel oil was spilled.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.D6)
2001        Jun 14, In Nepal a panel of inquiry reported that Prince Dipendra was tipsy from whiskey and high on hashish when he killed his family members Jun 1.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.A18)
2001        Jun 14, In Panama it was reported that 5 patients died from radiation therapy when incorrect data was punched into a computer program.
    (WSJ, 6/14/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 14, In the Philippines Francis Ganzon, a Muslim cleric, and Kimberly Jao (13) were released by Abu Sayyaf rebels on Basilan Island. Mohaimin Sahi, a Muslim cleric negotiator taken captive a few days earlier, was also released.
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A13)


2001        Jun 15, The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 108-96 in game five to win their second straight NBA championship.
    (AP, 6/14/02)   
2001        Jun 15, Pres. Bush spoke in Poland and strongly backed the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe. On the eve of his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, President Bush, chastised Russia for suspected nuclear commerce and encouraged the former Cold War rival to help "erase the false lines that have divided Europe."
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/14/02)
2001        Jun 15, The US cancelled $16 million of Tanzania’s debt and committed to canceling the remaining $10 million by the end of the year.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A7)
2001        Jun 15, It was reported that the Bush administration had decided to restore some military ties with Indonesia. The Clinton administration had cut some ties during the 1999 upheavals in East Timor.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A6)
2001        Jun 15, US Catholic Bishops voted 209-7 to stop the performance of sterilizations in Catholic hospitals. The new policy applied to 620 US Catholic health care facilities and included non Catholic facilities acquired in mergers.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A21)
2001        Feb 15, In Cicero, Ind., the town president, Betty Loren-Maltese, and 9 others were charged with stealing $10 million in taxpayer money and spending it on a horse farm and golf course.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A5)
2001        Jun 15, The UN voted to keep peacekeepers in Congo for another year.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A7)
2001        Jun 15, In Macedonia rebels declared a unilateral cease-fire as politicians began talks to resolve the crises.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A7)
2001        Jun 15, In Russia the State Duma passed land reform legislation (251-22) that permitted the sale and purchase of private property, but not farmland.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A6)
2001        Jun 15, In Sweden some 12,000 demonstrators in Goteborg demonstrated and set up flaming barricades to protest globalization. Police cordons had kept them away from Pres. Bush and EU leaders.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A6)
2001        Jun 15, In Tajikistan gunmen kidnapped 15 people from an aid organization in Darvaz. 4 were released a day later.
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 15, In Uganda villagers in northeast Aru, accused of being witches, began to get hacked to death. Some 200 people were killed over the next 3 weeks.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.A18)

2001        Jun 16, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, face to face for the first time, pledged during a meeting in Slovenia to deepen their nations' bonds and to explore the possibility of compromise on U.S. missile defense plans. Putin warned Bush against NATO expansion and "unilateral action" on missile defense, but they promoted their new friendship and planned economic cooperation.
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/16/02)
2001        Jun 16, In Afghanistan most UN bread production for some 282,000 poor in Kabul ceased due to disagreements on who should compile the list of people eligible for the bread.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, p.D6)(SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A20)
2001        Jun 16, In Narayanganj, Bangladesh, a bomb exploded at a political rally of PM Hasina’s governing Awami League Party. At least 22 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A20)(WSJ, 6/18/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 16, In Colombia the government and FARC rebels swapped dozens of prisoners.
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A20)
2001        Jun 16, In Germany Berlin lawmakers elected Klaus Wowereit as their first openly gay mayor.
    (AP, 6/16/02)
2001        Jun 16, It was reported that the Montenegro weekly Nacional had accused Pres. Djukanovic of amassing $65 million from cigarette smuggling over the last decade and had ordered contract killings of associates.
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A16)
2001        Jun 16, In Goteborg, Sweden, 15 EU leaders ended a 3-day summit and agreed to a firm timetable to admit new members by 2004.
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.A12)

2001        Jun 17, Texas Governor Rick Perry vetoed a bill to ban the execution of mentally retarded death row inmates, saying the state already had numerous safeguards in place to protect them.
    (AP, 6/17/02)
2001        Jun 17, It was reported in the Harvard Quarterly Journal of Economic that legalized abortion from 3 decades ago accounted for up to half of last decade’s national crime decline.
    (SSFC, 6/17/01, p.D1)
2001        Jun 17, In NYC a 5-alarm fire at a hardware store in Queens killed 3 firefighters and injured dozens of others.
    (SFC, 6/18/01, p.A3)
2001        Jun 17, Tropical Strom Allison moved into southeastern Pennsylvania and killed 4 people. This raised the toll from Allison to at least 43.
    (SFC, 6/18/01, p.A7)
2001        Jun 17, In Afghanistan the Taliban agreed to let the World Food Program select local women to survey the food needs of vulnerable households.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A9)
2001        Jun 17, In Bulgaria voters in parliamentary elections supported the national Movement of Czar Simeon II (64), who was eligible to become prime minister. PM Ivan Kostov conceded.
    (SFC, 6/18/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 17, In Egypt the Cairo weekly Al Nabaa published a sex scandal along with pictures at the Coptic Christian Muhariq monastery in Assiut between former monk Adel Saadallah Gabriel and an unidentified woman. Publisher Mamdouh Mahran was charged with disturbing the peace. Al-Nabaa was banned from publishing on July 5 and Mahran faced charges of sedition.
    (SFC, 6/30/01, p.A8)(SFC, 7/6/01, p.D4)
2001        Jun 17, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Ali Abu Shaweesh (5) when    they fired on Palestinian demonstrators near Jewish settlements in Gaza.
    (SFC, 6/18/01, p.A10)

2001        Jun 18, A judge in Golden, Colo., sentenced two therapists to 16 years in prison each in the death of a 10-year-old girl who had suffocated while wrapped in blankets during a "rebirthing" session. Connell Watkins and Julie Ponder were convicted of reckless child abuse in the death of Candace Newmaker.
    (AP, 6/18/02)
2001        Jun 18, US federal regulators imposed a price ceiling on Western wholesale electricity prices effective June 19 to the end of summer.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 18, The US Navy dropped dummy bombs on Vieques island. A number of protesters were arrested for trespassing.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A3)
2001        Jun 18, In India protesters burned down the legislature in northeastern Manipur state. Police shot and killed 11 protesters, who opposed a truce between the federal government and a separatist group. It was the 3rd day of a general strike.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A9)(SSFC, 6/24/01, p.T9)
2001        Jun 18, In Indonesia police fired warning shots at students in Jakarta protesting a 30% increase in fuel prices.
    (WSJ, 6/19/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 18, Russian authorities reported that 19 servicemen were detained on suspicion of killing civilians in Chechnya. 7-8 civilians were recently killed near Pobedenskoye.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A9)
2001        Jun 18, In Yemen 15 suspected terrorists were arrested. US FBI investigators had pulled out on June 17 under a security threat.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A9)(WSJ, 6/20/01, p.A1)

2001        Jun 19, The Gates foundation announced a $100 million donation to the Global AIDS and Health Fund.
    (WSJ, 6/20/01, p.B1)
2001        Jun 19, A jury in San Jose, Calif., convicted Andrew Burnett of tossing a little dog to its death on a busy highway in a bout of road rage. He was sentenced to three years in prison for the death of Leo, a fluffy white bichon frise.
    (AP, 6/19/02)
2001        Jun 19, It was reported that scientists at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory had found that neutrinos ejected from the sun shifted form.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A2)
2001        Jun 19, Juan Raul Garza (44), Texas drug kingpin, was executed by injection in Terra Haute, Ind. He was strapped to the same padded gurney on which Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was executed 8 days earlier. He was the 2nd federal inmate to die since 1963.
    (SFC, 6/20/01, p.A3)(WSJ, 6/20/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/19/02)
2001        Jun 19, A tornado struck in Siren, Wisconsin, and 3 people were killed.
    (SFC, 6/20/01, p.A5)
2001        Jun 19, Algeria banned protests in the capital following 2 months of unrest that had left at least 55 dead.
    (WSJ, 6/20/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 19, Argentina adopted a dual exchange rate.
    (WSJ, 6/20/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 19, Iraq claimed that 23 civilians were killed when Western planes bombed a soccer field during a match in the northern town of Tall Afar. US and Britain denied responsibility and blamed a malfunctioning Iraqi anti-aircraft missile.
    (WSJ, 6/21/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/21/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 19, Israel reached an agreement with Lockheed to purchase 50 F-15 fighters for $2 billion.
    (WSJ, 6/20/01, p.A6)
2001        Jun 19, It was reported that Papuan intellectuals had come up with a "special autonomy" plan Irian Jaya.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 19, Syria completed a pullout of its forces from Beirut.
    (WSJ, 6/20/01, p.A1)

2001        Jun 20, Andrea Yates (36) of Houston, Texas, drowned her 5 children, ages 6 months to 7 years, at her home near the Johnson Space Center. Yates had been under medication for post-partum depression. In 2002 a jury found Yates guilty of capital murder and sentenced her to life in prison. Her conviction was overturned in 2005 by an appeals court which ruled a prosecution expert witness gave false testimony at her trial. In 2006 a jury found her not guilty by reason of insanity.
    (SFC, 6/21/01, p.A6)(SFC, 3/13/02, p.A1)(SFC, 3/16/02, p.A1)(AP, 1/6/05)(SFC, 7/27/06, p.A3)
2001        Jun 20, Brazil’s Central Bank raised the key interest rate 1.5% to 18.25%.
    (WSJ, 6/22/01, pA11)
2001        Jun 20, In Belfast, Northern Ireland, police battled sectarian mobs in the worst rioting since 1998.
    (WSJ, 6/21/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 20, In Pakistan Gen'l. Pervez Musharraf dismissed the president and named himself to the post. He also dissolved the national Assembly and 4 provisional assemblies.
    (WSJ, 6/21/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/21/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 20, In Peru American Lori Berenson (31) was convicted by a civilian court of collaborating with rebels and sentenced to 20 years in prison. She already had served 5 years. The conviction was upheld Feb 18, 2002.
    (WSJ, 6/21/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/21/01, p.A10)(SFC, 2/19/02, p.A7)

2001        Jun 21, A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., indicted 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
    (AP, 6/21/02)
2001        Jun 21, The first total solar eclipse of the new millennium swept across southern Africa.
    (AP, 6/21/02)
2001        Jun 21, Carroll O’Connor (b.1924), actor known for his role as Archie Bunker in the TV series "All in the Family," died at age 76.
    (SFC, 6/22/01, p.A1)(NW, 12/31/01, p.110)
2001        Jun 21, John Lee Hooker (b.1917), blues musician, died at age 83. His tunes included "Boom, Boom," and "Boogie Chillen."
    (SFC, 6/22/01, p.A1)(NW, 12/31/01, p.108)
2001        Jun 21, In China jailed Falun Gong members attempted a group suicide in a northeast labor camp. 10-14 reportedly died by hanging.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A11)(WSJ, 7/5/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 21, In Northern Ireland police and British soldiers battled Catholic and Protestant rioters in Belfast for a 2nd day and 3rd night. 39 police officers were injured.
    (SFC, 6/22/01, p.A14)(WSJ, 6/22/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 21, In Japan PM Koizumi outlined an aggressive economic reform program that promised to shrink the government and create new economic incentives. Banks were given 2-3 years to solve their bad-loan problems.
    (SFC, 6/22/01, p.A15)(WSJ, 6/22/01, p.A11)
2001        Jun 21, In the Philippines 3 severed heads were found in the area where Muslim extremists claimed to have killed Guillermo Sobero of Riverside, Ca.
    (SFC, 6/22/01, p.A15)

2001        Jun 22, The US and Mexico unveiled a new border safety pact with measures to prevent migrants from crossing at deadly transit points and planned to equip US agents with nonlethal weapons.
    (SFC, 6/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 22, US forces in the Middle East were put on high alert following intelligence reports on possible terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 6/23/01, p.A9)
2001        Jun 22, Striking Comair pilots ratified a new contract, ending a three-month strike.
    (AP, 6/22/02)
2001        Jun 22, Former Duke Energy workers testified that production was ramped up and down at one San Diego plant to drive up electricity costs.
    (SFC, 6/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 22, The British government announced that Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, two teen-agers who were 10 years old when they kidnapped and killed a toddler (1993), had been granted parole.
    (AP, 6/22/06)
2001        Jun 22, In Belfast, Northern Ireland, riots continued after Britain ordered more troops into the area in anticipation of weeks of confrontations.
    (SFC, 6/23/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 22, In Israel settlers blocked West Bank roads and scuffled with soldiers in a 3rd day of right-wing violence. A Palestinian suicide bombing killed 2 Israeli soldiers.
    (SFC, 6/23/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 22, In Macedonia government troops ended an 11-day cease-fire and attacked ethnic Albanian rebels with tanks and helicopter gunships.
    (SFC, 6/23/01, p.A9)
2001        Jun 22, The Philippine government signed a peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
    (SFC, 6/23/01, p.A9)
2001        Jun 22, Turkey's top court banned the Virtue Party for violating secular laws.
    (AP, 11/4/02)

2001        Jun 23, Yvonne Dionne (67), one of 3 remaining Dionne quintuplets, died in Canada.
    (AP, 6/23/02)
2001        Jun 23, In Colombia the army reported that recent clashes with rebels left 30 soldiers and 26 guerrillas dead. Separately 5 inmates were killed during a FARC arranged prison escape at the La Picota prison in Bogota.
    (SSFC, 6/24/01, p.A20)(SFC, 6/25/01, p.A9)
2001        Jun 23, In Northern Ireland David Trimble was re-elected as leader of the Ulster Unionist party and said he would quit the government next week if the IRA does not begin disarming by July 1.
    (SSFC, 6/24/01, p.A13)
2001        Jun 23, In southern Peru a 7.9 offshore earthquake killed at least 100 people. 12,500 people lost their homes.
    (SSFC, 6/24/01, p.A16)(SFC, 6/25/01, p.A8)(AP, 6/23/02)
2001        Jun 23, Pope John Paul II began his 5-day visit to Ukraine, where the Greek Catholic Church had 5 million followers who observed Byzantine rites but were loyal to Rome. He hoped to mend a rift with the Eastern Orthodoxy.
    (SFC, 6/22/01, p.A14)
2001        Jun 23, Vladimiro Montesinos, Peru’s former spy chief, was arrested in Caracas, Venezuela. Pres. Chavez pledged to return him to Peru.
    (SFC, 6/25/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/25/01, p.A16)
2001        Jun 23, In Yugoslavia the Cabinet adopted a decree that committed itself to sending former Pres. Milosevic to the UN Tribunal in The Hague.
    (SSFC, 6/24/01, p.A1)

2001        Jun 24, Karrie Webb won the LPGA Championship by two strokes to become the youngest woman to complete the Grand Slam.
    (AP, 6/24/06)
2001        Jun 24, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived in the United States for talks with President George W. Bush.
    (AP, 6/24/02)
2001        Jun 24, Albania parliamentary elections were marred by violent incidents. The ruling Socialists claimed victory. The Socialists won 41.5 percent and 73 seats, while the Democrats had 36.8 percent and 46 seats.
    (WSJ, 6/25/01, p.A1)(AP, 7/3/05)
2001        Jun 24, In the West Bank town of Nablus Osama Jawabri (29), a Palestinian activist, was killed by a bomb planted in a public phone.
    (SFC, 6/25/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 24, In Legazpi, Philippines, the Mayon volcano erupted and at least 7,000 villagers fled their homes.
    (SFC, 6/25/01, p.A9)

2001        Jun 25, In NYC the UN General Assembly convened for a special 3-day session on AIDS.
    (SSFC, 6/24/01, p.A12)(SFC, 6/26/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 25, In Chechnya Russia claimed to have killed Arbi Barayev, a top Chechen rebel commander, in a week-long offensive near Grozny. At least 17 rebels were killed. Movladi Udagov, a Chechen leader, said 150 federal soldiers were killed along with 60 civilians from a massive Russian bombardment.
    (WSJ, 6/25/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/26/01, p.A9)
2001        Jun 25, In China Typhoon Chebi killed 73 people in Fujian province and left 83 missing. Damage was estimated at $425 million.
    (WSJ, 6/26/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/27/01, p.D3)
2001        Jun 25, In southern Iraq a US Navy fighter jet attacked an anti-aircraft site in response to artillery fire.
    (SFC, 6/26/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 25, In Skopje, Macedonia, rioting erupted after US troops escorted rebels away from the capital.
    (WSJ, 6/27/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 25, In Mexico some 300 police officers arrested 13 members of the leftist House of the People. They were suspected to be connected to the Apr 19 slaying of 8 peasants of the Fray Bartolome Alliance.
    (SFC, 6/26/01, p.C2)
2001        Jun 25, Vladimiro Montesinos, the former Peruvian spy chief, was flown from Venezuela to Lima.
    (SFC, 6/26/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 25, The June 23 Peru earthquake was revised to 8.1 magnitude with the death toll at 102.
    (WSJ, 6/26/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/27/01, p.D3)
2001        Jun 25, In Ukraine Pope John Paul II planned to visit Babi Yar where some 200,000 Jews and other Nazi victims are buried. Pope John Paul II visited Babi Yar, the site of a Nazi massacre of at least 100,000 Jews. [see 1941]
    (SFC, 6/25/01, p.A8)(WSJ, 6/26/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 25, Jun 25, Yugoslavia asked a court to let Milosevic be extradited to the Hague for was UN war crimes trial.
    (WSJ, 6/26/01, p.A1)

2001        Jun 26, Pres. Bush met with Israel’s PM Ariel Sharon who resisted pressure to move faster on a US backed cease-fire accord. Sharon insisted on a complete halt to Palestinian hostilities.
    (WSJ, 6/27/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/27/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 26, Pres. Bush met with South Africa Pres. Thabo Mbeki and defended Mbeki’s efforts to combat AIDS.
    (SFC, 6/27/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 26, George Trofimoff (74), a retired US Army Reserve officer, was convicted in Tampa for spying for Moscow for 22 years while serving as a civilian interrogator of refugees and defectors in Germany. He was sentenced to life in prison on Sep 27. Trofimoff, who maintains his innocence, was sentenced to life in prison.
    (WS, 6/27/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/28/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/26/02)
 2001        Jun 26, In Chechnya Russian troops claimed to have killed at least 30 rebels near the Georgian border.
    (WSJ, 6/27/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 26, In China 7 members of a North Korean family took refuge in the Beijing office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and claimed fear of deportation.
    (SFC, 6/27/01, p.D3)
2001        Jun 26, In Haiti a bus crash near St. Louis du Sud left 41 people dead.
    (SFC, 6/28/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 26, In Papua, New Guinea, police killed at least 3 students protesting government austerity measures. Another 13 were wounded and rioting ensued.
    (WSJ, 6/27/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 26, In Uganda poll violence left at least 7 people dead.
    (WSJ, 6/27/01, p.A1)

2001        Jun 27, The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by one-quarter percent. to 3.75%.
    (SFC, 6/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 27, Chico O’Farrill, Afro-Cuban jazz trumpeter, died at age 79 in NY.
    (WSJ, 7/2/01, p.A1)(SFC, 6/30/01, p.A18)
2001        Jun 27, Jack Lemmon (b.1925), film actor, died in Los Angeles. His work included the film "The Odd Couple," in which he played Felix Unger. Tony Randall played Felix Unger in the TV series.
    (WSJ, 6/29/01, p. A1)(UFB, 4/22/02)(AP, 6/27/02)(NW, 12/31/01, p.111)
2001        Jun 27, Kofi Annan was nominated for a 2nd 5-year term as UN Sec.-Gen.
    (WSJ, 6/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 27, The United Nations concluded a three-day special session on HIV/AIDS after adopting a 16-page Declaration of Commitment which set tough targets for reducing infection rates and called for protecting the rights of infected people. It also included a 5-year plan to boost spending in low and middle income nations to $7-10 billion.
    (SFC, 6/28/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/27/02)
2001        Jun 27, It was reported that Wang Guoqi, a Chinese doctor seeking political asylum, had presented a written statement to US authorities that he had taken part in harvesting body parts from executed prisoners in China. China meanwhile observed UN anti-drug day by executing dozens of people for drug crimes. China denied the accusations.
    (SFC, 6/27/01, p.A10)(SFC, 6/29/01, p.D4)
2001        Jun 27, Tove Jansson (b.1914), writer and creator of the Moomin family of trolls, died in Finland. She began her 1st Moomin book in 1939. The Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966. In 2014 Tuula Karjalainen’s “Tove Jansson: Work and Love” became available in English.
    (SFC, 7/17/01, p.A15)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tove_Jansson)

2001        Jun 28, A unanimous federal appeals court reversed the court-ordered breakup of Microsoft, but ruled that the software giant had violated antitrust laws, and appointed another judge to determine a new punishment.
    (SFC, 6/29/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/28/02)
2001        Jun 28, NY Gov. George Pataki signed legislation that banned the use of handheld cell phones by drivers, effective Nov 1. Emergencies were exempted.
    (SFC, 6/29/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 28, Mortimer Adler, philosopher and author, died in San Mateo, Ca., at age 98. His work included "How to Read a Book" (1940) and "Great Books of the Western World" (1945), "How to Think About God" (1980) and "The Four Dimensions of Philosophy."
    (SFC, 6/30/01, p.A18)
2001        Jun 28, In Colombia rebels freed 242 prisoners in a boost to peace talks.
    (WSJ, 6/29/01, p. A1)
2001        Jun 28, Serbia sent former Pres. Milosevic to the Hague for a war-crimes trial, the 1st for an ex-head of state.
    (WSJ, 6/29/01, p. A1)(SFC, 6/29/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 28, In Spain a parcel bomb in Madrid injured Gen. Justo Oreja Pedraza (63), a defense minister, along with 15 others. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 6/29/01, p.D4)

2001        Jun 29, Vice President Dick Cheney, experiencing heart problems for the 3rd time since the November election, announced he was going back to the hospital. He expected doctors to implant a pacemaker to even out a rapid heartbeat.
    (AP, 6/29/02)
2001        Jun 29, The National Japanese American Memorial opened in Washington DC. It was privately funded by 20,000 Japanese Americans.
    (SFC, 6/30/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 29, In China a new $2.4 billion 700-mile railway project was begun to connect Lhasa, Tibet, to the Chinese interior.
    (SSFC, 7/1/01, p.A18)
2001        Jun 29, A Hezbollah attack injured 2 Israelis in a disputed border area.
    (WSJ, 7/2/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 29, In Indonesia security forces killed 20 separatist rebels during a gun battle in Aceh.
    (SFC, 6/30/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 29, In Okinawa a woman claimed that she was raped by an American. US Air Force sergeant Timothy B. Woodland was later charged. Sgt. Woodland was handed over to Japanese authorities on July 6. Woodland was convicted Mar 27 and was sentenced to 32 months in prison.
    (WSJ, 7/2/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/3/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/3/01, p.A7)(SFC, 7/7/01, p.A1)(SFC, 3/28/02, p.A1)
2001        Jun 29, Kofi Annan swore himself in for a 2nd 5-year term as UN Sec.-Gen.
    (SFC, 6/30/01, p.A10)(AP, 6/29/02)
2001        Jun 29, Zimbabwe published a new list of 2,030 white farm properties to be nationalized and handed over to landless blacks.
    (SFC, 6/30/01, p.A10)

2001        Jun 30, Pres. Bush met with Japan’s PM Koizumi at Camp David and endorsed his plan for economic reform. They agreed on alternative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions since Bush rejected the Kyoto global warming treaty.
    (WSJ, 7/2/01, p.A8)(SSFC, 7/1/01, p.A12)
2001        Jun 30, Doctors implanted a dual-purpose pacemaker in Vice President Dick Cheney's chest.
    (AP, 6/30/02)
2001        Jun 30, NASA launched its 16-foot, 1,800-pound Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) to orbit the Sun and to scan the universe for the faint afterglow of Creation by measuring variations in radiation temperature of up to 20 millionths of a degree. In 2003 it allowed scientists to calculate the age of the universe at 13.7 billion years.
    (WSJ, 6/28/01, p.A16)(AP, 6/30/02)(SFC, 2/12/03, p.A4)
2001        Jun 30, Chet Atkins (77), a guitarist who helped create the Nashville sound, died in Nashville, Tenn.
    (WSJ, 7/2/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 7/1/01, p.A25)
2001        Jun 30, Joe Henderson (64), tenor saxophonist, died in SF. His work included 27 albums and CDs.
    (SSFC, 7/1/01, p.A20)
2001        Jun 30, In Northern Ireland David Trimble, Ulster Unionist leader, resigned as the 1st minister of the joint Catholic-Protestant government.
    (SSFC, 7/1/01, p.A13)
2001        Jun 30, It was reported that some 50,000 people had been driven from their homes in central Nigeria during 2 weeks of ethnic violence in which as many as 200 people died in Nassarawa state.
    (SFC, 6/30/01, p.A10)

2001        Jun, NBC launched its "Fear Factor" reality show.
    (WSJ, 4/29/04, p.A1)
2001        Jun, Dennis Kozlowski, head of Tyco Intl., held an extravagant $2 million weeklong, birthday party for his wife in Sardinia. Kozlowski was later indicted for wasting Tyco assets. [see Sep 12, 2002]
    (WSJ, 10/29/03, p.A1)
2001        Jun, The US indicted 5 Philippine Abu Sayyaf leaders including Hamsiraji Sali and Khadaffy Janjalany for the May 27 kidnapping of 3 Americans.
    (SFC, 4/9/04, p.A3)
2001        Jun, Brazil signed a trade agreement with Guyana.
    (Econ, 1/13/07, p.36)

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